Photorhabdus asymbiotica

Photorhabdus asymbiotica is a newly described insect pathogen, occasionally found as an opportunistic pathogen of humans.

Data Downloads

The Sanger Institute was been funded by the BBSRC to sequence the genome of Photorhabdus asymbiotica strain ATCC43949, in collaboration with Prof. ffrench-Constant of the Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath.

Published Genome Data

The sequence is now finished and is available for searching on our Blast Server, or for download from our FTP site.

The chromosome is 5.065 Mb with a G+C content of 42.15% , and there is a single plasmid of 29.330 Kb.

The sequences and annotation have been deposited into the EMBL/GenBank databases , with accession numbers FM162591 (chromosome) and FM162592 (plasmid).

The database of shotgun reads is also available for searching or download in the same manner. There are 75,600 reads totalling 45.030 Mb and giving a theoretical coverage of 99.97% of the genome.


  • Comparative genomics of the emerging human pathogen Photorhabdus asymbiotica with the insect pathogen Photorhabdus luminescens.

    Wilkinson P, Waterfield NR, Crossman L, Corton C, Sanchez-Contreras M, Vlisidou I, Barron A, Bignell A, Clark L, Ormond D, Mayho M, Bason N, Smith F, Simmonds M, Churcher C, Harris D, Thompson NR, Quail M, Parkhill J and Ffrench-Constant RH

    BMC genomics 2009;10;302

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.

Sequencing enquiries

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