Genome sequence of the vertebrate gut symbiont Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC 53608

Darren Heavens, Louise E. Tailford, Lisa Crossman, Faye Jeffers, Donald A. MacKenzie, Mario Caccamo, Nathalie Juge

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Lactobacillus reuteri, inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of a range of vertebrates, is a true symbiont with effects established as beneficial to the host. Here we describe the draft genome of L. reuteri ATCC 53608, isolated from a pig. The genome sequence provides important insights into the evolutionary changes underlying host specialization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4015-4016
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

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