The North American Consortium for Genomics of Fibrolytic Ruminal Bacteria

The FibRumBa Database: A resource for biologists with interests in gastrointestinal microbial ecology, plant biomass degradation and anaerobic microbiology.

Welcome to the Fibrolytic Ruminal Bacteria (FibRumBa) website and database, a product of the North American Consortium for Genomics of Fibrolytic Ruminal Bacteria and JCVI. This site seeks to provide a compilation of raw data, reference information, and analytical tools that will prove useful for anyone with interests in rumen microbial genomics and polysaccharide degradation.

The website also provides details to request supply of a whole genome oligonucleotide microarray for F. succinogenes S85, and links to related genomic and metagenomics studies.

New at FibRumBa

Subtractive hybridization data is now available for the recently published Fibrobacter intestinalis paper and the previously published Ruminococcus flavefaciens work (see the publications page).

This site will provide access to the following rumen microbial genome sequences:

A read-only JCVI MANATEE annotation interface is available for all Consortium-funded genomes (marked by *).

Additionally, we provide data on the following genomes to support comparative studies among all rumen genomes via JCVI's Comprehensive Microbial Resource (CMR):

  • Enterococcus faecalis V583
  • Clostridium acetobutylicum ATCC824
  • Cytophaga hutchinsonii ATCC 33406
  • Thermobifida fusca YX
  • Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron VPI-5482
  • Bacteroides fragilis NCTC9343

Additional data available include:

Data from several subtractive hybridization experiments performed by the consortium.

An FTP site to download assembly, gene sequence and protein sequence files of the genomes.

Coming Soon: An online request form for the production of a whole genome oligonucleotide microarray for Fibrobacter succinogenes S85.

Funding

The North American Consortium for Genomics of Fibrolytic Ruminal Bacteria was supported by the Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems, Grant no. 2000-52100-9618 and Grant No 2001-52100-11330, from the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service's National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program.