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HAMAP proteomes
Bacillus cereus (strain ZK / E33L)

General information

Species:  Bacillus cereus (strain ZK / E33L)
Species code: BACCZ
Taxonomy: Bacteria; Firmicutes; Bacilli; Bacillales; Bacillaceae; Bacillus; Bacillus cereus group (TaxID: 288681) [NEWT/ NCBI]
Description: Bacillus cereus is a Gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium of the B.cereus group. It is closely related to Bacillus anthracis and Bacillus thuringiensis. Bacillus cereus is a ubiquitous soil organism and opportunistic human pathogen most commonly associated with food poisoning.

B.cereus (strain ZK / E33L) was isolated from a zebra carcass in Namibia. It appears to be the nearest relative to B.anthracis isolated so far.
Properties: Presence of flagella: Yes
Human pathogen: Yes
Interaction: Animal pathogen in Mammalia
Number of membranes: 1

Genome(s) sequenced

Strain:    ZK / E33L
Genome structure:
• Chromosome EMBL accession number CP000001 (circular; 5,300,915 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pE33L466 EMBL accession number CP000040 (circular; 466,370 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pE33L5 EMBL accession number CP000041 (circular; 5,108 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pE33L54 EMBL accession number CP000042 (circular; 53,501 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pE33L8 EMBL accession number CP000043 (circular; 8,191 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pE33L9 EMBL accession number CP000044 (circular; 9,150 bp) (download entry)
[1] Pubmed=16621833;
Han C.S., Xie G., Challacombe J.F., Altherr M.R., Bhotika S.S., Bruce D., Campbell C.S., Campbell M.L., Chen J., Chertkov O., Cleland C., Dimitrijevic M., Doggett N.A., Fawcett J.J., Glavina T., Goodwin L.A., Hill K.K., Hitchcock P., Jackson P.J., Keim P., Kewalramani A.R., Longmire J., Lucas S., Malfatti S., McMurry K., Meincke L.J., Misra M., Moseman B.L., Mundt M., Munk A.C., Okinaka R.T., Parson-Quintana B., Reilly L.P., Richardson P., Robinson D.L., Rubin E., Saunders E., Tapia R., Tesmer J.G., Thayer N., Thompson L.S., Tice H., Ticknor L.O., Wills P.L., Brettin T.S., Gilna P. ;
"Pathogenomic sequence analysis of Bacillus cereus and Bacillus thuringiensis isolates closely related to Bacillus anthracis.";
J. Bacteriol. 188:3382-3390(2006).
Web links:
Entrez Genome Project:
Genome Atlas:

Strain:    E33L
Genome structure:
• Plasmid pBCO_1 EMBL accession number CP009967 (circular; 465,970 bp) (download entry)
• Chromosome EMBL accession number CP009968 (circular; 5,305,318 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pBCO_3 EMBL accession number CP009969 (circular; 9,146 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pBCO_2 EMBL accession number CP009966 (circular; 53,501 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pBCO_4 EMBL accession number CP009970 (circular; 7,863 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pBCO_5 EMBL accession number CP009965 (circular; 4,983 bp) (download entry)
[1] Pubmed=25931591;
Johnson S.L., Daligault H.E., Davenport K.W., Jaissle J., Frey K.G., Ladner J.T., Broomall S.M., Bishop-Lilly K.A., Bruce D.C., Gibbons H.S., Coyne S.R., Lo C.C., Meincke L., Munk A.C., Koroleva G.I., Rosenzweig C.N., Palacios G.F., Redden C.L., Minogue T.D., Chain P.S. ;
"Complete genome sequences for 35 biothreat assay-relevant bacillus species.";
Genome Announc. 3:0-0(2015).
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