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Welcome to the Flavobacterium psychrophilum genome server

Atlas fpsychrophilum

This server is dedicated to the Flavobacterium psychrophilum JIP02/86 genome.

Flavobacterium psychrophilum is one of the most significant bacterial pathogens of freshwater salmonid fish (trout and salmon). Because of its worldwide distribution and of the high level of mortality it provokes, it is responsible for severe economic losses in many salmonid farms. Antimicrobial treatment is problematic and no commercial vaccine is currently available.

The genus Flavobacterium currently comprises 35 species. Besides F. psychrophilum, two other species (F. columnare and F. branchiophilum) are also pathogenic to fish. Other Flavobacterium species are environmental organisms that occur in various temperate, tropical or polar environments (fresh- or seawater, soil...). The genus is a member of the family Flavobacteriaceae in the phylum Bacteroidetes.

The sequencing of the whole genome of the F. psychrophilum strain JIP02/86 represents a further step in the research programme conducted by J.-F. Bernardet and C. Michel in our department on the fish-pathogenic members of the genus Flavobacterium (culture, identification, molecular typing, PCR detection, experimental infection...) and on the whole family Flavobacteriaceae (taxonomy, phylogeny).

 This sequencing and annotation project has been carried out by the Virologie et Immunologie Moléculaires (VIM) laboratory from French National Institute for Agricultural Research (I.N.R.A.) :

logo inra couleur petit Virologie et Immunologie Moléculaires (VIM) laboratory at I.N.R.A. Jouy-en-Josas.

The genome database was established in collaboration with Mathematics, Informatics and Genomes (MIG) laboratory:

mig small Mathematics, Informatics and Genomes laboratory (MIG) laboratory at I.N.R.A. Jouy-en-Josas.

This site provides searches, navigations and comparative genomic analysis tools on the genome content. Some data are only accessible upon collaboration (limited access):

bulle Public Genome Navigation Server (Agmial)
bulle BLAST Server
bulle Supplementary genome data
bulle Functional Genomic Databases (Under construction)

E. Duchaud, M. Boussaha, V. Loux, J-F. Bernardet, C.Michel, B. Kerouault, S. Mondot, P. Nicolas, R. Bossy, C. Caron, P. Bessières, J.-F. Gibrat, S. Claverol, F. Dumetz, M. Le Hénaff and A. Benmansour

Complete genome sequence of the fish pathogen Flavobacterium psychrophilum.

Nature Biotechnology (2007).

Scientific comments (Annotation)

Eric Duchaud
+33 (1) 34 65 25 88

Scientific comments
(taxonomy and ecology)

Jean-François Bernardet
+33 (1) 34 65 25 87

Technical comments
(Agmial annotation platform and website)

Valentin Loux
tel: +33 (1) 34 65 28 95

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