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Complete genome of biodegradable plastics-decomposing Roseateles depolymerans KCTC 42856(T) (=61A(T)).

Authors: Lee, Sang-Heon and Choe, Hanna and Kim, Song-Gun and Park, Doo-Sang and Nasir, Arshan and Kim, Byung Kwon and Kim, Kyung Mo

Roseateles depolymerans is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped, flagellated, obligately aerobic, photosynthetic bacterium that was isolated from the Hanamuro River, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Here, we report the complete genome of R. depolymerans KCTC 42856(T) (=61A(T)=DSM 11813(T)=CCUG 48747(T)=NCIMB 13588(T)), which consists of 5,681,722bp (G+C content of 66.57%) with a single chromosome, 4,773 protein-coding genes, 57 tRNAs and 4 rRNA operons. Several genes related to degradation of aliphatic and aromatic polymers were detected in the genome that help explain how the strain mediates decomposition of biodegradable plastics into fragments which are then assimilated and subsequently metabolized by microbial cells. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Journal: Journal of biotechnology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2016.01.012
Year: 2016

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