Shikimatogenerans silvanidophilusTs


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Shikimatogenerans silvanidophilusTs Kiefer et al., 2021 (valid 2024)
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Kiefer et al., 2021
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N.L. n. Silvanidae, family of beetles from forested environments.; N.L. masc. suff. -philus, affinity or association with; N.L. masc. adj. silvanidophilus, association with or love of Silvanidae beetles.
Nomenclatural type
NCBI Assembly: GCA_018200315.1
Nomenclatural status
Validly published under the SeqCode


We propose the name ‘Shikimatogenerans silvanidophilus OSUR’ for this endosymbiont of Oryzaephilus surinamensis, henceforth called S. silvanidophilus. The genus name Shikimatogenerans refers to its ability to perform the shikimate pathway. Previous studies have shown that there might be other closely related Bacteroidetes bacteria associated with other beetle families. Thus, we propose silvanidophilus as species name to indicate that this symbiont is associated with beetles of the family Silvanidae. As the same studies also revealed that O. mercator has a similar symbiont we also propose to add OSUR to identify the strain associated with O. surinamensis.
The use of the connecting vowel -i- would be preferred, resulting in the spelling "silvanidiphilus", but the effectively published spelling has been preserved following Rule 48.
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Shikimatogenerans gtdb


NCBI Assembly:GCA_018200315.1
Metagenome-Assembled Genome (MAG)
Estimated Quality Metrics
  • Completeness: 100.0%
  • Contamination: 0.0%
  • Quality: 100.0
Ribosomal and transfer RNA genes
  • 1 16S rRNA (up to 100.0%)
  • 1 23S rRNA (up to 100.0%)
  • tRNAs for 20 amino acids
Sequencing depth
120.0 ×
Other features
  • G+C Content: 16.0%
  • Coding Density: 83.91%
  • Codon Table: 11
  • N50: 31,911 bp
  • Contigs: 13
  • Largest Contig: 74,813 bp
  • Assembly Length: 307,680 bp
  • Ambiguous Assembly Fraction: 0.0%
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Local history
Registered by
Kiefer, Julian 8 months ago
Submitted by
Kiefer, Julian 5 months ago
Endorsed by
Palmer, Marike 5 months ago
Validated by
Palmer, Marike 5 months ago
Date of priority
2024-02-02 08:19 AM (UTC)


Citation Title
Kiefer et al., 2023, The ISME Journal Cuticle supplementation and nitrogen recycling by a dual bacterial symbiosis in a family of xylophagous beetles
Kiefer et al., 2022, Molecular Ecology Wolbachia causes cytoplasmic incompatibility but not male‐killing in a grain pest beetle
Salem, Kaltenpoth, 2022, Annual Review of Entomology Beetle–Bacterial Symbioses: Endless Forms Most Functional
Kiefer et al., 2021, Communications Biology Inhibition of a nutritional endosymbiont by glyphosate abolishes mutualistic benefit on cuticle synthesis in Oryzaephilus surinamensis
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