Serratia grimesii

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Description Serratia grimesii are non-pathogenic bacteria capable,however,to invade eukaryotic cells provided that they synthesize intracellular metalloprotease grimelysin.Serratia grimesii was commonly associated with maize roots.
Synonyms Serratia grimesii Grimont et al. 1983
Habitat/Source Serratia grimesii was commonly associated with maize roots. This species has been previously isolated from the rhizosphere of several plant species (Grimont et al., 1981), including strawberry,(oilseed rape (Berg et al., 2002),and non-transgenic potato (Lottmann et al., 1999). Serratia grimesii has been also isolated from the natural environment and from human clinical specimens.
Pathogenicity Serratia grimesii are non-pathogenic bacteria capable,to invade eukaryotic cells provided that they synthesize intracellular metalloprotease grimelysin (Bozhokina et al. [2011] Cell. Biol. Int. 35: 111-118) A combination of actin-specific protease synthesis and the ability to penetrate into eukaryotic cells revealed in Serratia grimesii.
GenBank Accession View Genome [NZ_JGVP00000000.1]
Size(Mb) 5.13
GC% 52.8
Genes 4815
CDS 4354
Reference

(1) Grimont, P.A.D., Grimont, F., and Irino, K. "Biochemical characterization of Serratia liquefaciens sensu stricto, Serratia proteamaculans, and Serratia grimesii sp. nov." Curr. Microbiol. (1982) 7:69-74.

(2) Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology (9th Edition,p.217,Table 5.2).Edited by John G. Holt,The Williams & Wilkins Co..