Draft genome sequence of Methylibium sp. strain T29, a novel fuel oxygenate-degrading bacterial isolate from Hungary

Zsolt Szabó, Péter Gyula, Hermina Robotka, Emese Bató, Bence Gálik, Péter Pach, Péter Pekker, Ildikó Papp, Zoltán Bihari

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Abstract

Methylibium sp. strain T29 was isolated from a gasoline-contaminated aquifer and proved to have excellent capabilities in degrading some common fuel oxygenates like methyl tert-butyl ether, tert-amyl methyl ether and tert-butyl alcohol along with other organic compounds. Here, we report the draft genome sequence of M. sp. strain T29 together with the description of the genome properties and its annotation. The draft genome consists of 608 contigs with a total size of 4,449,424 bp and an average coverage of 150×. The genome exhibits an average G + C content of 68.7%, and contains 4754 protein coding and 52 RNA genes, including 48 tRNA genes. 71% of the protein coding genes could be assigned to COG (Clusters of Orthologous Groups) categories. A formerly unknown circular plasmid designated as pT29A was isolated and sequenced separately and found to be 86,856 bp long.

Original languageEnglish
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Volume10
Issue numberJULY2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Betaproteobacteria
  • Bioremediation
  • Draft genome
  • Fuel oxygenates
  • Methylibium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics

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