April 21, 2020  |  

Complete genome sequence of the novel agarolytic Catenovulum-like strain CCB-QB4

Authors: Lau, Nyok-Sean and Tan, Wei Run and Go, Furusawa and Amirul, Al-Ashraf Abdullah

Members of the genus Catenovulum are recognized for their ability to degrade algal biomass. Here we report the complete genome of Cantenovulum–like strain CCB-QB4, an agarolytic bacterium isolated from the coastal area of Penang, Malaysia. The sequenced genome is composed of a 5,663,044?bp circular chromosome and a 208,085?bp circular plasmid. It contained 4409 protein coding and 83 RNA genes, including 62 tRNAs and 21 rRNAs. The genome of CCB-QB4 contains many agarases, which correlate with the high capacity of the strain to degrade agar. Genome sequencing of CCB-QB4 reveals gene candidates of potential interest in enzymatic industries or applications in the field of polysaccharides degradation.

Journal: Marine genomics
DOI: 10.1016/j.margen.2018.08.009
Year: 2019

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