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Draft genome sequence of Halomonas lutea strain YIM 91125T (DSM 23508T) isolated from the alkaline Lake Ebinur in Northwest China

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Hans-Peter Klenk



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Species of the genus Halomonas are halophilic and their flexible adaption to changes of salinity and temperature brings considerable potential biotechnology applications, such as degradation of organic pollutants and enzyme production. The type strain Halomonas lutea YIM 91125T was isolated from a hypersaline lake in China. The genome of strain YIM 91125T becomes the twelfth species sequenced in Halomonas, and the thirteenth species sequenced in Halomonadaceae. We described the features of H. lutea YIM 91125T, together with the high quality draft genome sequence and annotation of its type strain. The 4,533,090 bp long genome of strain YIM 91125T with its 4,284 protein-coding and 84 RNA genes is a part of Genomic Encyclopedia of Type Strains, Phase I: the one thousand microbial genomes (KMG-I) project. From the viewpoint of comparative genomics, H. lutea has a larger genome size and more specific genes, which indicated acquisition of function bringing better adaption to its environment. DDH analysis demonstrated that H. lutea is a distinctive species, and halophilic features and nitrogen metabolism related genes were discovered in its genome.

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Author(s): Gao XY, Zhi XY, Li HW, Zhou Y, Lapidus A, Han J, Haynes M, Lobos E, Huntemann M, Pati A, Ivanova NN, Mavromatis K, Tindall BJ, Markowitz T, Klenk HP, Kyrpides NC, Li WJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Standards in Genomic Sciences

Year: 2015

Volume: 10

Issue: 1

Online publication date: 20/01/2015

Acceptance date: 06/11/2014

Date deposited: 17/03/2015

ISSN (electronic): 1944-3277

Publisher: BioMed Central


DOI: 10.1186/1944-3277-10-1


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Chinese Academy of Sciences
US Department of Energy's Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research Program
11.G34.31.0068Russian Ministry of Science Mega-grant
DE-AC02-05CH11231University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
DE-AC52-07NA27344Livermore National Laboratory