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Genome sequence of a native-feather degrading extremely thermophilic Eubacterium, Fervidobacterium islandicum AW-1.

Authors: Lee, Yong-Jik and Jeong, Haeyoung and Park, Gun-Seok and Kwak, Yunyoung and Lee, Sang-Jae and Lee, Sang Jun and Park, Min-Kyu and Kim, Ji-Yeon and Kang, Hwan Ku and Shin, Jae-Ho and Lee, Dong-Woo

Fervidobacterium islandicum AW-1 (KCTC 4680) is an extremely thermophilic anaerobe isolated from a hot spring in Indonesia. This bacterium could degrade native chicken feathers completely at 70 °C within 48 h, which is of potential importance on the basis of relevant environmental and agricultural issues in bioremediation and development of eco-friendly bioprocesses for the treatment of native feathers. However, its genomic and phylogenetic analysis remains unclear. Here, we report the high-quality draft genome sequence of an extremely thermophilic anaerobe, F. islandicum AW-1. The genome consists of 2,359,755 bp, which encodes 2,184 protein-coding genes and 64 RNA-encoding genes. This may reveal insights into anaerobic metabolism for keratin degradation and also provide a biological option for poultry waste treatments.

Journal: Standards in genomic sciences
DOI: 10.1186/s40793-015-0063-4
Year: 2015

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