Tenderia electrophagaTs


Formal styling
Tenderia electrophagaTs Eddie et al., 2016 (valid 2023)
Effective publication
Eddie et al., 2016
SeqCode status
Valid (SeqCode)
Register List
seqco.de/r:l8kkuqk0 (validated)
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Gr. neut. n. electron, amber; Gr. verb phago, to eat; N.L. fem. adj. electrophaga, eater of electricity
Nomenclatural type
INSDC Nucleotide: CP013099.1
Nomenclatural status
Validly published under the SeqCode


The description is the same as given by Eddie et al., 2016:
Slender rod-shaped bacteria, approximately 1.8 × 0.6 µm, Gram-negative, forms clumps on graphite or gold cathodes poised at 310 mV vs SHE. Autotrophic via the Calvin-Benson-Bassham (CBB) cycle, utilizing extracellular electron donors to generate ATP and reducing equivalents via reverse electron transport. Aerobic or microaerophilic, non-photosynthetic with no evidence of ability to grow chemolithoautotrophically with ammonium or reduced sulfur species as electron donors. Mesophilic growth in artificial seawater. The basis of recognition as a novel candidate genus and species within the Gammaproteobacteria is a phylogenetic position that is not clearly within any known family. The closest species with validly published names are within the orders Chromatiales and Thiotrichales. Cells are recognized with the 16S rRNA specific oligonucleotide probe Tel428 (5′-CGTCATTATCCTCCCTGCTGAA-3′). The DNA G+C content is 59.2 mol%. It grows as a member of a bacterial community enriched from marine sediments and seawater collected in near shore water at the Rutgers University Marine Field Station (Tuckerton, NJ, USA).
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Tenderia gtdb


INSDC Nucleotide:CP013099.1
Metagenome-Assembled Genome (MAG)
Estimated Quality Metrics
  • Completeness: 99.63%
  • Contamination: 2.05%
  • Quality: 89.38
Ribosomal and transfer RNA genes
  • 1 16S rRNA (up to 100.0%)
  • 1 23S rRNA (up to 100.0%)
  • tRNAs for 19 amino acids
Sequencing depth
400.0 ×
Other features
  • G+C Content: 59.19%
  • Coding Density: 90.15%
  • Codon Table: 11
  • N50: 3,656,958 bp
  • Contigs: 1
  • Largest Contig: 3,656,958 bp
  • Assembly Length: 3,656,958 bp
  • Ambiguous Assembly Fraction: 0.0%
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Local history
Registered by
Eddie, Brian almost 2 years ago
Submitted by
Chuvochina, Maria 10 months ago
Endorsed by
Palmer, Marike 10 months ago
Validated by
Palmer, Marike 10 months ago
Date of priority
2023-08-22 03:47 AM (UTC)


Citation Title
Malanoski et al., 2017, Microbial Biotechnology Relative abundance of ‘ Candidatus Tenderia electrophaga’ is linked to cathodic current in an aerobic biocathode community
Eddie et al., 2017, mSystems Metatranscriptomics Supports the Mechanism for Biocathode Electroautotrophy by “ Candidatus Tenderia electrophaga”
Eddie et al., 2016, Metatranscriptomics supports mechanism for biocathode electroautotrophy by “Candidatus Tenderia electrophaga”
Eddie et al., 2016, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology ‘Candidatus Tenderia electrophaga', an uncultivated electroautotroph from a biocathode enrichment
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