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Complete genome sequence of Jiangella gansuensis strain YIM 002T (DSM 44835T), the type species of the genus Jiangella and source of new antibiotic compounds

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Lorena Carro Garcia, Professor Hans-Peter Klenk



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Jiangella gansuensis strain YIM 002(T) is the type strain of the type species of the genus Jiangella, which is at the present time composed of five species, and was isolated from desert soil sample in Gansu Province (China). The five strains of this genus are clustered in a monophyletic group when closer actinobacterial genera are used to infer a 16S rRNA gene sequence phylogeny. The study of this genome is part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project, and here we describe the complete genome sequence and annotation of this taxon. The genome of J. gansuensis strain YIM 002(T) contains a single scaffold of size 5,585,780 bp, which involves 149 pseudogenes, 4905 protein-coding genes and 50 RNA genes, including 2520 hypothetical proteins and 4 rRNA genes. From the investigation of genome sizes of Jiangella species, J. gansuensis shows a smaller size, which indicates this strain might have discarded too much genetic information to adapt to desert environment. Seven new compounds from this bacterium have recently been described; however, its potential should be higher, as secondary metabolite gene cluster analysis predicted 60 gene clusters, including the potential to produce the pristinamycin.

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Author(s): Jiao JY, Carro L, Liu L, Gao XY, Zhang XT, Hozzein WN, Lapidus A, Huntemann M, Reddy TBK, Varghese N, Hadjithomas M, Ivanova NN, Göker M, Pillay M, Eisen JA, Woyke T, Klenk HP, Kyrpides NC, Li WJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Standards in Genomic Sciences

Year: 2017

Volume: 12

Online publication date: 03/02/2017

Acceptance date: 04/01/2017

Date deposited: 23/03/2017

ISSN (electronic): 1944-3277

Publisher: BioMed Central


DOI: 10.1186/s40793-017-0226-6


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'Hundred Talents Program' of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Guangdong Province Higher Vocational Colleges & Schools Pearl River Scholar Funded Scheme
US Department of Energy's Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research Program Petersburg State University
31670009Natural Science Foundation of China
DE-AC02-05CH11231University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
DE-AC52-07NA27344University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
PRG-1436-27Deanship of Scientific Research at King Saud University