High quality draft genome sequence of Mycoplasma testudineum strain BH29T, isolated from the respiratory tract of a desert tortoise

Chava L. Weitzman, Richard L. Tillett, Franziska C. Sandmeier, C. Richard Tracy, David Alvarez-Ponce

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Abstract

Mycoplasma testudineum is one of the pathogens that can cause upper respiratory tract disease in desert tortoises, Gopherus agassizii. We sequenced the genome of M. testudineum BH29T (ATCC 700618T = MCCM 03231T), isolated from the upper respiratory tract of a Mojave desert tortoise with upper respiratory tract disease. The sequenced draft genome, organized in 25 scaffolds, has a length of 960,895 bp and a G + C content of 27.54%. A total of 788 protein-coding sequences, six pseudogenes and 35 RNA genes were identified. The potential presence of cytadhesin-encoding genes is investigated. This genome will enable comparative genomic studies to help understand the molecular bases of the pathogenicity of this and other Mycoplasma species.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes

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