Aliivibrio salmonicida

Alivibrio salmonicida is a gram negative marine bacterium that is a cause of cold-water vibriosis in Atlantic salmon; it is related to the human pathogens Alivibrio cholerae, Alivibrio parahemolyticus and Alivibrio vulnificus.

Data Downloads

The Sanger Institute completed the sequencing of Alivibrio salmonicida strain LFI1238 in collaboration with Prof. Nils-Peder Willassen of the Protein Research Group, Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Institute of Medical Biology University of Tromso.

Published Genome Data

The completed sequence consists of two chromosomes of length 3,325,165 bp and 1,206,461 with a G+C content of 38.96%. Additionally, there are 4 plasmids: two larger plasmids of 83,540 bp and 30,807 bp and two smaller plasmids of 5360 bp and 4327 bp.

The chromosomes are deposited in the EMBL/GenBank databases with accession numbers FM178379 and FM178380 and the plasmids are similarly availalbe with accession numbers FM178381, FM178382, FM178383 and FM178384.

Shotgun and assembly data from this project are available from our ftp site.


  • The genome sequence of the fish pathogen Aliivibrio salmonicida strain LFI1238 shows extensive evidence of gene decay.

    Hjerde E, Lorentzen MS, Holden MT, Seeger K, Paulsen S, Bason N, Churcher C, Harris D, Norbertczak H, Quail MA, Sanders S, Thurston S, Parkhill J, Willassen NP and Thomson NR

    BMC genomics 2008;9;616

Data Use Statement

This sequencing centre plans on publishing the completed and annotated sequences in a peer-reviewed journal as soon as possible. Permission of the principal investigator should be obtained before publishing analyses of the sequence/open reading frames/genes on a chromosome or genome scale. See our data sharing policy.

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