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Table 1. Classification and general features of E. meliloti AK58 and BO21CC according to the MIGS recommendations [9] and the Names for Life database [10]

From: Permanent draft genome sequences of the symbiotic nitrogen fixing Ensifer meliloti strains BO21CC and AK58

MIGS ID Property Term Evidence code
  Current classification Domain Bacteria TAS [11]
  Phylum Proteobacteria TAS [12]
  Class Alphaproteobacteria TAS [12]
  Order Rhizobiales TAS [12]
  Family Rhizobiaceae TAS [12]
  Genus Ensifer TAS [2,12]
  Species Ensifer meliloti TAS [13]
  Strain BO21CC TAS [4,5]
  Strain AK58 TAS [4,5]
  Gram stain negative TAS [12]
  Cell shape rods TAS [12]
  Motility Motile TAS [12]
  Sporulation non-sporulating TAS [12]
  Temperature range mesophile, 20–37°C TAS [12]
  Optimum temperature 25–30°C TAS [12]
  Salinity Tolerate 1.0% NaCl TAS [12]
MIGS-22 Oxygen requirement Aerobe TAS [12]
  Carbon source carbohydrates and salts of organic acids TAS [12]
  Energy metabolism chemoorganotroph TAS [12]
MIGS-6 Habitat Soil, root nodules of legumes TAS [3,12]
MIGS-15 Biotic relationship free living, symbiont TAS [12]
MIGS-14 Pathogenicity not reported  
  Biosafety level 1 TAS [14]
MIGS-23.1 Isolation BO21CC: root nodules of Medicago sativa cv. ‘Oneida’ AK58: root nodules of Medicago falcata TAS [4]
MIGS-4 Geographic location BO21CC: Lodi, Italy AK58: Kazakhstan, TAS [4]
MIGS-5 Sample collection time BO21CC: 1997 AK58: 2001 NAS
MIGS-4.1 Latitude BO21CC: 45.31 AK58: 58.75 NAS
MIGS-4.2 Longitude BO21CC: 9.50 AK58: 48.98 NAS
MIGS-4.3 Depth not reported  
MIGS-4.4 Altitude BO21CC: 70 m AK58: 305 m NAS
  1. Evidence codes - 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 [15].