Genomic Analysis of the Moderately Haloalkaliphilic Bacterium Oceanobacillus kimchii Strain X50T with Improved High-Quality Draft Genome Sequences

Dong-Wook Hyun, Tae Woong Whon, Joon-Yong Kim, Pil Soo Kim, Na-Ri Shin, Min-Soo Kim, Jin-Woo Bae
2015 Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology  
Oceanobacillus kimchii is a member of the genus Oceanobacillus within the family Bacillaceae. Species of the Oceanobacillus possess moderate haloalkaliphilic features and originate from various alkali or salty environments. The haloalkaliphilic characteristics of Oceanobacillus advocate they may have possible uses in biotechnological and industrial applications, such as alkaline enzyme production and biodegradation. This study presents the draft genome sequence of O. kimchii X50 T and its
more » ... X50 T and its annotation. Furthermore, comparative genomic analysis of O. kimchii X50 T was performed with two previously reported Oceanobacillus genome sequences. The 3,822,411 base-pair genome contains 3,792 protein-coding genes and 80 RNA genes with an average G+C content of 35.18 mol%. The strain carried 67 and 13 predicted genes annotated with transport system and osmoregulation, respectively, which support the tolerance phenotype of the strain in high-alkali and high-salt environments.
doi:10.4014/jmb.1507.07077 pmid:26370793 fatcat:wue74odhe5b7nhepgqfiwo4abe