Insights into the Hydrocarbon Tolerance of Two Devosia Isolates, D. chinhatensis Strain IPL18T and D. geojensis Strain BD-c194T, via Whole-Genome Sequence Analysis.

Hassan, Y.I., Lepp, D., Li, X.-Z., and Zhou, T. (2015). "Insights into the Hydrocarbon Tolerance of Two Devosia Isolates, D. chinhatensis Strain IPL18T and D. geojensis Strain BD-c194T, via Whole-Genome Sequence Analysis.", Genome Announcements, 3(4 e00890-15), pp. 1-2. doi : 10.1128/genomeA.00890-15  Access to full text

Abstract

Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) was among the most commonly used pesticides after the Second World War. The extensive use of this hydrocarbon for almost six decades has created a contamination problem on a global scale, and bioremediation methods are being extensively explored. The reported ability of some Devosia species to grow in the presence of appreciable amounts of hydrocarbons (2,000 mg/kg of contaminated soil) is attracting closer attention. Here, we report the de novo genome assembly of two hydrocarbon-tolerating Devosia isolates, D. chinhatensis strain IPL18T and D. geojensis strain BD-c194T, as a first step toward understanding the metabolic pathways involved in their environmental adaptation and tolerance toward hydrocarbons.

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