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Table 6 Comparison of several published complete genome sequences of the genus Bacillus

From: Complete genome sequence of thermophilic Bacillus smithii type strain DSM 4216T

Species/strain Genome size (bp) GC %a ORFsb Plasmid number Growthc Ref
B. smithii DSM 4216T 3,368,778 40.8 3,635 1 TT This study
B. coagulans DSM1T* 3,018,045 47.2 3,437 0 TT [41]
B. coagulans 36D1 3,552,226 46.5 3,306 0 TT [42]
B. coagulans 2-6 3,073,079 47.3 2,985 1 TT [43]
A. flavithermus WK1 2,846,746 41.8 2,863 0 TT [44]
B. licheniformis 10-1 4,317,010 45.9 4,650 0 TT [45, 46]
B. licheniformis DSM13T 4,222,748 46.2 4,286 0 TT [47]
B. cereus ATCC 14579 5,426,909 35.3 5,366 1 MP [48]
B. halodurans C-125 4,202,353 43.7 4,066 0 MP [49]
B. subtilis 168T 4,214,810 43.5 4,100 0 MP [50]
G. thermoglucosidans TNO-09.020* 3,75 Mb 43.9 4,300 0 TP [51]
G. thermodenitrificans NG80-2 3,550,319 48.9 3,499 1 TP [52]
G. kaustophilus HTA426 3,544,776 52.0 3,498 1 TP [53, 54]
G. thermoleovorans CCB_US3_UF5 3,596,620 52.3 3,887 0 TP [55]
  1. Currently available thermophilic Bacillus genomes are shown, as well as a selection of genomes of mesophilic model organisms
  2. *Sequence not fully closed
  3. aGC% of chromosome and plasmid combined as weighted average
  4. bOpen Reading Frames as a total on chromosome and plasmid(s)
  5. cMP: mesophile, TP: thermophile, TT: thermotolerant (grows at mesophilic as well as thermophilic temperatures)