Computational protocol: Draft Genome Sequence of Lactobacillus farciminis NBRC 111452, Isolated from Kôso, a Japanese Sugar-Vegetable Fermented Beverage

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[…] Kôso is a popular sugar-vegetable beverage in Japan, with ingredients that include over twenty kinds of vegetables, fruits, and sugars. Wild lactic acid bacteria and yeasts cause it to ferment spontaneously (, ). Kôso is regarded as a health food, due in part to its functionalities that include anti-oxidative activity and a protective effect on ethanol-induced damage to gastric mucosa (). The bacterial community in kôso changes and develops as fermentation proceeds. Lactobacillus farciminis NBRC 111452 was isolated from 45-day fermentate. As a nitric oxide donator, this species appears to be promising for use in probiotic treatment of gastrointestinal pathologies (). It is also the first lactobacillus reported to have a rare type of C69-family dipeptidase, which has hydrolytic activity against Gly-Pro, a hard-to-degrade peptide that is produced during the enzymatic degradation of collagens ().Whole-genome sequencing of L. farciminis NBRC 111452 was performed using an Ion Torrent PGM system. A total read of 1,326,655 bp was assembled using Newbler v2.8 (Roche) into 58 contigs with N50 lengths of 70,772 bp. The resulting draft genome sequence is 2,354,209 bp with 125.7× redundancy and an average G+C content of 35.65%. The draft genome of L. farciminis NBRC 111452, annotated by the RAST server using Glimmer3, contains 2,491 candidate open reading frames, three rRNA genes, and 51 tRNA genes.We identified protein-coding genes related to the reduction of nitrogen-containing compounds such as nitrite reductase (EC and nitric oxide reductase (EC The coding sequences of the arginine deiminase (EC gene were also annotated. The gene for prolidase (EC, which plays an important role in the resynthesis of collagen, is also present in the genome. Nitric oxide has been reported to stimulate the activity of prolidase by increasing serine/threonine phosphorylation (, ), and the gene for serine/threonine protein kinase (EC was also annotated in the genome. Annotation of the genome suggested that L. farciminis has multiple abilities to metabolize nitrogen-containing products. This information will assist probiotic studies. […]

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Software tools Newbler, RAST, Glimmer
Application WGS analysis
Organisms Lactobacillus farciminis