Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a Gram negative bacterium that is commonly found in the environment. It is intrinsically multi-drug resistant and occasionally causes bacteraemic and organ-specific infections in humans.

Data Downloads

The Sanger Institute has completed sequencing the genome of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia K279a, funded by the Wellcome Trust in collaboration with Dr. Matthew Avison of the Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Bristol, U.K.

Published Genome Data

The genome is 4,851,126 bp in length, with an average G+C content of 66.32 %. The fully annotated genome is available from the EMBL/DDBJ databases with accession number AM743169.

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


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  • The complete genome, comparative and functional analysis of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia reveals an organism heavily shielded by drug resistance determinants.

    Crossman LC, Gould VC, Dow JM, Vernikos GS, Okazaki A, Sebaihia M, Saunders D, Arrowsmith C, Carver T, Peters N, Adlem E, Kerhornou A, Lord A, Murphy L, Seeger K, Squares R, Rutter S, Quail MA, Rajandream MA, Harris D, Churcher C, Bentley SD, Parkhill J, Thomson NR and Avison MB

    Genome biology 2008;9;4;R74

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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