Hydroxy fatty acids (HFAs) such as 10-hydroxystearic acid (10-HSA) and 10-hydroxy-12(Z)-octadecenoic acid (10-HOD), which are similar to ricinoleic acid, are important starting materials and intermediates for the industrial manufacture of many commodities. Stenotrophomonas sp. KACC 91585, which was isolated from lake sediment, is an efficient bacterium for unsaturated fatty acid hydration that produces 10-HSA and 10-HOD from oleic acid and linoleic acid, respectively, with high conversion rates. The complete genome of this strain is 4,541,729bp with 63.83% GC content and devoid of plasmids. Sets of genes involved in the fatty acid biosynthesis and modification as well as modified lipids were identified in the genome, and these genes were concerned with HFA production. This genome sequence provides molecular information and elucidation for HFA production, and will be used as an efficient biocatalyst source for the biotechnological production of HFA. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Journal: Journal of biotechnology