Genome sequence of obligate marine polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons-degrading bacterium Cycloclasticus sp 78-ME, isolated from petroleum deposits of the sunken tanker Amoco Milford Haven, Mediterranean Sea

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  • E. Messina
  • R. Denaro
  • F. Crisafi
  • F. Smedile
  • S. Cappello
  • M. Genovese
  • L. Genovese
  • L. Giuliano
  • D. Russo
  • M. Ferrer
  • Peter Golyshin
Cycloclasticus sp. 78-ME isolated from petroleum deposits of the sunken tanker "Amoco Milford Haven" (Gulf of Genoa, Ligurian Sea, Italy) could effectively degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons of up to five condensed rings. The genome of 78-ME was sequenced and analysed to gain insights into its remarkable degrading capacities. It comprises two circular replicons, the 2,613,078 bp chromosome and the plasmid of 42,347 bp, with 41.84% and 53.28% of the G + C content respectively. A total of 2585 protein-coding genes were obtained, and three large operons with more than fifteen enzymes belonging to four different classes of ring-cleavage dioxygenases were found
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-13
JournalMarine Genomics
Volume25
DOIs
StatePublished - 24 Oct 2015
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