Lactobacillus pentosus SLC13 is a high exopolysaccharide (EPS)-producing strain with broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity and the ability to grow in simulated gastrointestinal conditions. SLC13 was isolated from mustard pickles in Taiwan for potential probiotic applications. To better understand the molecular base for its antimicrobial activity and high EPS production, entire genome of SLC13 was determined by PacBio SMRT sequencing.L. pentosus SLC13 contains a genome with a 3,520,510-bp chromosome and a 62,498-bp plasmid. GC content of the complete genome was 46.5% and that of plasmid pSLC13 was 41.3%. Sequences were annotated at the RAST prokaryotic genome annotation server, and the results showed that the genome contained 3172 coding sequences and 82 RNA genes. Seventy-six protein-coding sequences were identified on the plasmid pSLC13. A plantaricin gene cluster, which is responsible for bacteriosins biosynthesis and could be associated with its broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, was identified based on comparative genomic analysis. Two gene clusters involved in EPS production were also identified.This genomic sequence might contribute to a future application of this strain as probiotic in productive livestock potentially inhibiting competing and pathogenic organisms.
Journal: Gut pathogens