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Table 1. Classification and general features of Ensifer medicae WSM1369 according to the MIGS recommendations [18]

From: Genome sequence of Ensifer medicae strain WSM1369; an effective microsymbiont of the annual legume Medicago sphaerocarpos

MIGS ID Property Term Evidence code
  Current classification Domain Bacteria TAS [19]
  Phylum Proteobacteria TAS [20]
  Class Alphaproteobacteria TAS [21,22]
  Order Rhizobiales TAS [21,23]
  Family Rhizobiaceae TAS [24,25]
  Genus Ensifer TAS [2628]
  Species Ensifer medicae TAS [27]
  Strain WSM1369 TAS [8]
  Gram stain Negative IDA
  Cell shape Rod IDA
  Motility Motile IDA
  Sporulation Non-sporulating NAS
  Temperature range Mesophile NAS
  Optimum temperature 28°C IDA
  Salinity Non-halophile NAS
MIGS-22 Oxygen requirement Aerobic TAS [8]
  Carbon source Varied NAS
  Energy source Chemoorganotroph NAS
MIGS-6 Habitat Soil, root nodule, on host NAS
MIGS-15 Biotic relationship Free living, symbiotic TAS [8]
MIGS-14 Pathogenicity Non-pathogenic NAS
  Biosafety level 1 TAS [29]
  Isolation Root nodule TAS [8]
MIGS-4 Geographic location Sardinia, Italy TAS [8]
MIGS-5 Soil collection date 28 April 1993 IDA
MIGS-4.1 Longitude 9.019167 IDA
MIGS-4.2 Latitude 40.971667 IDA
MIGS-4.3 Depth 0–10 cm IDA
MIGS-4.4 Altitude Not recorded IDA
  1. Evidence 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 [30].