Alegado, R. A., Ferriera, S., Nusbaum, C., Young, S. K., Zeng, Q., Imamovic, A., Fairclough, S. R., King, N.
Complete Genome Sequence of Algoriphagus Sp. PR1, Bacterial Prey of a Colony-forming Choanoflagellate
J Bacteriol. 2010 Dec 23;
Bacteria are the primary food source of choanoflagellates, the closest known relatives of animals. The Gram-negative marine Bacteroidetes species Algoriphagus sp. PR1 was co-isolated with the choanoflagellate Salpingoeca rosetta from mud core samples near Hog Island, Virginia in May 2000 (14). Choanoflagellates are ideal organisms for studying the origin of animal multicellularity (13-15) and isolation of diverse bacterial food sources has facilitated the development of choanoflagellates as a new model system (16). Here we announce the complete genome sequence of Algoriphagus sp. PR1 and initial findings from its annotation.