Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 29760866
Stand Genomic Sci 2018;13:13
Bacterial surface colonization and biofilm formation often rely on the production of an extracellular polymeric matrix that mediates cell-cell and cell-surface contacts. In and many and cellulose is often the main component of the extracellular matrix. Here we report the complete genome sequence of the cellulose producing strain 1094 and compare it with five other closely related genomes within phylogenetic group A. We present a comparative analysis of the regions encoding genes responsible for cellulose biosynthesis and discuss the changes that could have led to the loss of this important adaptive advantage in several strains. Data deposition: The annotated genome sequence has been deposited at the European Nucleotide Archive under the accession number PRJEB21000.