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
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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