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Table 1 Classification and general features of Ensifer medicae WSM244 in accordance with the MIGS recommendations [40] published by the Genome Standards Consortium [41]

From: High-quality permanent draft genome sequence of Ensifer medicae strain WSM244, a microsymbiont isolated from Medicago polymorpha growing in alkaline soil

MIGS ID Property Term Evidence codea
  Classification Domain Bacteria TAS [42]
   Phylum Proteobacteria TAS [43, 44]
   Class Alphaproteobacteria TAS [45, 46]
   Order Rhizobiales TAS [47]
   Family Rhizobiaceae TAS [48]
   Genus Ensifer TAS [4951]
   Species Ensifer medicae TAS [5]
   Strain: WSM244 TAS [6]
  Gram stain Negative IDA
  Cell shape Rod IDA
  Motility Motile IDA
  Sporulation Non-sporulating NAS
  Temperature range 10–40 °C IDA
  Optimum temperature 25–30 °C IDA
  pH range; Optimum 6–10; 6.5–8 TAS [9]
  Carbon source Arabinose, galactose, mannitol, tryptone TAS [9]
MIGS-6 Habitat Soil; root nodule on host (Medicago polymorpha L.) TAS [8]
MIGS-6.3 Salinity 0.89–2.0 % (w/v) NAS
MIGS-22 Oxygen requirement Aerobic TAS [8]
MIGS-15 Biotic relationship Free living, symbiotic TAS [8]
MIGS-14 Pathogenicity Biosafety level 1 TAS [52]
MIGS-4 Geographic location Tel Afer, Iraq TAS [6]
MIGS-5 Sample collection 1979 TAS [6]
MIGS-4.1 Latitude 36.3833 TAS [6]
MIGS-4.2 Longitude 42.4500 TAS [6]
MIGS-4.3 Depth 0–10 cm NAS
MIGS-4.4 Altitude 400 m TAS [6]
  1. aEvidence codes—IDA Inferred from Direct Assay, TAS Traceable Author Statement (i.e., a direct report exists in the literature), NAS Non-traceable Author Statement (i.e., not directly observed for the living, isolated sample, but based on a generally accepted property for the species, or anecdotal evidence). These evidence codes are from the Gene Ontology project [53] (http://geneontology.org/page/guide-go-evidence-codes)