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StatusReference proteome
Proteome IDiUP000001227
Taxonomy452471 - Amoebophilus asiaticus (strain 5a2)
Last modifiedJanuary 23, 2018
Genome assembly and annotationi GCA_000020565.1 from ENA/EMBL

Candidatus Amoebophilus asiaticus (strain 5a2) is an obligate endosymbiont found in Acanthamoeba sp. TUMSJ-321. This bacterial strain could neither be maintained outside its original host nor transferred to other amoebae. This organism is a member of the highly diverse bacterial phylum Bacteroidetes which includes the endosymbiont lineages represented by the sister taxa Candidatus A. asiaticus and Candidatus Cardinium hertigii, a symbiont of arthropods.


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  1. "The genome of the amoeba symbiont 'Candidatus Amoebophilus asiaticus' reveals common mechanisms for host cell interaction among amoeba-associated bacteria."
    Schmitz-Esser S., Tischler P., Arnold R., Montanaro J., Wagner M., Rattei T., Horn M.
    J. Bacteriol. 2010:1045-1057(2010) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]