HAMAP proteomes
Cytophaga hutchinsonii (strain ATCC 33406 / NCIMB 9469)

General information

Species:  Cytophaga hutchinsonii (strain ATCC 33406 / NCIMB 9469)
Species code: CYTH3
Taxonomy: Bacteria; Bacteroidetes; Cytophagia; Cytophagales; Cytophagaceae; Cytophaga (TaxID: 269798) [NEWT/ NCBI]
Description: Cellulose a common component of plant cell walls is insoluble and relatively resistant to degradation. Cytophaga hutchinsonii, an aerobic Gram-negative bacterium that is commonly found in soil, rapidly digests crystalline cellulose. Like many of the bacteria in the group of Cytophaga-Flavobacterium, C. hutchinsonii exhibits the ability to move rapidly over surfaces by a process known as gliding motility. The mechanism of gliding motility is not known, but flagella are not involved. Gliding motility is thought to be important in allowing C. hutchinsonii to colonize its insoluble growth substrate. Analysis of the C. hutchinsonii genome sequence will facilitate studies of cellulose degradation, which will be important in developing new strategies to utilize this renewable resource. It will also help to determine the mechanism of bacterial gliding motility, which has remained an unsolved biological mystery for over 100 years.
Properties: Presence of flagella: No
Human pathogen: No
Interaction: No
Number of membranes: 2

Genome(s) sequenced

Strain:    ATCC 33406 / NCIMB 9469
Genome structure:
Chromosome EMBL accession number CP000383 (circular; 4,433,218 bp) (download entry)
[1] Pubmed=17400776;
Xie G., Bruce D.C., Challacombe J.F., Chertkov O., Detter J.C., Gilna P., Han C.S., Lucas S., Misra M., Myers G.L., Richardson P., Tapia R., Thayer N., Thompson L.S., Brettin T.S., Henrissat B., Wilson D.B., McBride M.J. ;
"Genome sequence of the cellulolytic gliding bacterium Cytophaga hutchinsonii.";
Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73:3536-3546(2007).
Web links:
Official genome site(s):
Other web sites:
CBS: http://www.cbs.dtu.dk/services/GenomeAtlas/show-genus.php?kingdom=Bacteria&GLgenus=Cytophaga&GLspecies=hutchinsonii&GLsupStrain=ATCC33406
Entrez Genome Project: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=genomeprj&Cmd=DetailsSearch&Term=txid269798%5Borgn%5D
PEDANT: http://pedant.helmholtz-muenchen.de/pedant3htmlview/pedant3view?Method=analysis&Db=p3_p54_Cyt_hutch