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Table 1 Order Myxococcales – genome properties, taxonomy and ecology

From: Genome-wide analysis of myxobacterial two-component systems: genome relatedness and evolutionary changes

Organism Size (Mbp) Contigs Proteins %GC Sub-order Family Fruits Environment Sequencing centre Reference
Myxococcus xanthus DK1622 (Mx) 9.1 1 7316 68.9 Cystobacterineae Myxococcaceae Yes Aerobic, terrestrial mesophile The Institute for Genomic Research [52]
Myxococcus fulvus HW-1 (Mf) 9.0 2a 7284 70.6 Cystobacterineae Myxococcaceae Yes Aerobic, aquatic mesophile Shandong University, China [26]
Corallococcus coralloides DSM 2259 (Cc) 10.1 1 8033 69.9 Cystobacterineae Myxococcaceae Yes Aerobic, terrestrial mesophile Max Planck Institute, Marburg [53]
Stigmatella aurantiaca DW4/3-1 (Sa) 10.3 1 8352 67.5 Cystobacterineae Cystobacteraceae Yes Aerobic, terrestrial mesophile Max Planck Institute, Marburg [21]
Anaeromyxobacter sp. Fw109-5 (AF) 5.3 1 4466 73.5 Cystobacterineae Myxococcaceae No Anaerobic, terrestrial mesophile Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Anaeromyxobacter sp. K (AK) 5.1 1 4457 74.8 Cystobacterineae Myxococcaceae No Anaerobic, terrestrial mesophile Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Anaeromyxobacter dehalogenans 2CP-C (AdC) 5.0 1 4346 74.9 Cystobacterineae Myxococcaceae No Facultative, terrestrial mesophile Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute [54]
Anaeromyxobacter dehalogenans 2CP-1 (Ad1) 5.0 1 4473 74.7 Cystobacterineae Myxococcaceae No Facultative, terrestrial mesophile Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute [55]
Sorangium cellulosum So ce 56 (Sc) 13.0 1 9374 71.4 Sorangiineae Polyangiaceae Yes Aerobic, terrestrial mesophile Bielefeld University. [56]
Chondromyces apiculatus DSM 436 (Ca) 9.4 128 7633 69.2 Sorangineae Polyangiaceae Yes Aerobic, terrestrial mesophile Institute of Microbial Technology ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Haliangium ochraceum DSM 14365 (Ho) 9.4 1 6719 69.5 Nannocystineae Kofleriaceae Yes Aerobic, marine mesophile Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute [57]
Plesiocystis pacifica SIR-1 (Pp) 10.6 238 8450 70.7 Nannocystineae Nannocystaceae Yes Aerobic, marine mesophile J. Craig Venter Institute [58]
Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus HD100 (Bb) 3.8 1 3586 50.6 Bdellovibrionaceae Bdellovibrio No Aerobic, multiple habitat mesophile Max Planck Institute, Tübingen [59]
  1. Myxobacterial genomes are generally large, with a characteristically high %GC. Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus HD100 is included as a representative of the bdellovibrios – the closest known relatives of the myxobacteria
  2. aThe M. fulvus genome includes a plasmid, which encodes no TCS proteins