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Complete genome sequence of Bacillus subtilis strain 29R7-12, a piezophilic bacterium isolated from coal-bearing sediment 2.4 kilometers below the seafloor.

Authors: Wei, Yuli and Cao, Junwei and Fang, Jiasong and Kato, Chiaki and Cui, Weicheng

Here, we report the genome sequence of Bacillus subtilis strain 29R7-12, a piezophilic bacterium isolated from coal-bearing sediment down to ~2.4 km below the ocean floor in the northwestern Pacific. The strain is a Gram-positive spore-forming bacterium, closely related to Bacillus subtilis within the phylum Firmicutes This is the first complete genome sequence of a Bacillus subtilis strain from the deep biosphere. The genome sequence will provide a valuable resource for comparative studies of microorganisms from the surface and subsurface environments. Copyright © 2017 Wei et al.

Journal: Genome announcements
DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.01621-16
Year: 2017

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