Whole genome sequencing including the comparison of closely-related genome-sequenced type strains should be included in publications for newly described bacterial species. DSMZ offers genome assembly via SpaDES on short read genome data, which is recorded in house. Hereby, a minimum genomic coverage of 50x from the target bacterium is guaranteed. After genome assembly, contigs are annotated via Prokka and compared against our in house Type Strain Genome Server TYGS.
Required material: A living culture (agar plate or slant) is preferred. Lyophilized material might as well be sent.
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