We report here the near-complete genome sequence of “Candidatus Spirobacillus cienkowskii,” a spiral-shaped, red-pigmented uncultivated bacterial pathogen of Daphnia spp. The genome is 2.74 Mbp in size, has a GC content of 32.1%, and contains genes associated with bacterial motility and the production of carotenoids, which could explain the distinctive red color of hosts infected with this pathogen.
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We acknowledge the René Rachou Institute–Fiocruz Minas, Bioinformatics Platform, for computational logistics and support. This work was supported by NSF DEB-1305836 to M.A.D.
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