Complete genome sequence of the representative γ- hexachlorocyclohexane-degrading bacterium Sphingobium japonicum UT26

Yuji Nagata, Yoshiyuki Ohtsubo, Ryo Endo, Natsuko Ichikawa, Akiho Ankai, Akio Oguchi, Shigehiro Fukui, Nobuyuki Fujita, Masataka Tsuda

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    Abstract

    Sphingobium japonicum strain UT26 utilizes γ-hexachlorocyclohexane (γ-HCH), a man-made chlorinated pesticide that causes serious environmental problems due to its toxicity and long persistence, as a sole source of carbon and energy. Here, we report the complete genome sequence of UT26, which consists of two chromosomes and three plasmids. The 15 lin genes involved in γ-HCH degradation are dispersed on the two chromosomes and one of the three plasmids.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5852-5853
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of bacteriology
    Volume192
    Issue number21
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Microbiology
    • Molecular Biology

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