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Authors: Beyersmann, Paul G and Chertkov, Olga and Petersen, Jörn and Fiebig, Anne and Chen, Amy and Pati, Amrita and Ivanova, Natalia and Lapidus, Alla and Goodwin, Lynne A and Chain, Patrick and Detter, John C and Rohde, Manfred and Gronow, Sabine and Kyrpides, Nikos C and Woyke, Tanja and Simon, Meinhard and Göker, Markus and Klenk, Hans-Peter and Brinkhoff, Thorsten

In 2009 Phaeobacter caeruleus was described as a novel species affiliated with the marine Roseobacter clade, which, in turn, belongs to the class Alphaproteobacteria. The genus Phaeobacter is well known for members that produce various secondary metabolites. Here we report of putative quorum sensing systems, based on the finding of six N-acyl-homoserine lactone synthetases, and show that the blue color of P. caeruleus is probably due to the production of the secondary metabolite indigoidine. Therefore, P. caeruleus might have inhibitory effects on other bacteria. In this study the genome of the type strain DSM 24564(T) was sequenced, annotated and characterized. The 5,344,419 bp long genome with its seven plasmids contains 5,227 protein-coding genes (3,904 with a predicted function) and 108 RNA genes.

Journal: Standards in genomic sciences
DOI: 10.4056/sigs.3927623
Year: 2013

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