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Complete genome sequence of the marine Rhodococcus sp. H-CA8f isolated from Comau fjord in Northern Patagonia, Chile

Authors: Undabarrena, A. and Salvà-Serra, F. and Jaén-Luchoro, D. and Castro-Nallar, E. and Mendez, K.N. and Valencia, R. and Ugalde, J.A. and Moore, E.R.B. and Seeger, M. and Cámara, B.

Rhodococcus sp. H-CA8f was isolated from marine sediments obtained from the Comau fjord, located in Northern Chilean Patagonia. Whole-genome sequencing was achieved using PacBio RS II platform, comprising one closed, complete chromosome of 6,19?Mbp with a 62.45% G?+?C content. The chromosome harbours several metabolic pathways providing a wide catabolic potential, where the upper biphenyl route is described. Also, Rhodococcus sp. H-CA8f bears one linear mega-plasmid of 301?Kbp and 62.34% of G?+?C content, where genomic analyses demonstrated that it is constituted mostly by putative ORFs with unknown functions, representing a novel genetic feature. These genetic characteristics provide relevant insights regarding Chilean marine actinobacterial strains.

Journal: Marine genomics
DOI: 10.1016/j.margen.2018.01.004
Year: 2018

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