Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

- from [The Sanger Institute: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia] -

The Sanger Institute has been funded by the Wellcome Trust to sequence the genome of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia strain K279a in collaboration with Dr. Matthew Avison of the Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Bristol, U.K.

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a Gram negative bacterium that is commonly found in the environment. It is intrinsically multi-drug resistant and occasionally causes bacteraemic and organ-specific infections in humans.

The genome is now finished, and the complete sequence is available for searching on our Blast Server, or for download from our FTP site.

The genome is 4,851,126 bp in length, with an average G+C content of 66.32 %

When we have completed the initial gene prediction, and assigned systematic gene identifiers, we will make these available from this website.

The shotgun database is also available: At present there are 62,854 reads totalling 44.736 Mb and giving a theoretical coverage of 99.99% of the genome.