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Complete genome sequence of Planococcus faecalis AJ003T, the type species of the genus Planococcus and a microbial C30 carotenoid producer.

Authors: Kim, Jin Won and Choi, Bo Hyun and Kim, Jin Ho and Kang, Hyun-Jun and Ryu, Hoon and Lee, Pyung Cheon

A novel type strain, Planococcus faecalis AJ003T, isolated from the feces of Antarctic penguins, synthesizes a rare C30 carotenoid, glycosyl-4,4'-diaponeurosporen-4'-ol-4-oic acid. The complete genome of P. faecalis AJ003Tcomprises a single circular chromosome (3,495,892?bp; 40.9% G?+?C content). Annotation analysis has revealed 3511 coding DNA sequences and 99 RNAs; seven genes associated with the MEP pathway and five genes involved in the carotenoid pathway have been identified. The functionality and complementation of 4,4'-diapophytoene synthase (CrtM) and two copies of heterologous 4,4'-diapophytoene desaturase (CrtN) involved in carotenoid biosynthesis were analyzed in Escherichia coli. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Journal: Journal of biotechnology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2017.12.005
Year: 2018

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