J Genomics 2017; 5:119-123. doi:10.7150/jgen.22138

Short Research Paper

Permanent Draft Genome sequence for Frankia sp. strain CcI49, a Nitrogen-Fixing Bacterium Isolated from Casuarina cunninghamiana that Infects Elaeagnaceae

Samira Mansour1✉, Erik Swanson2, Zakkary McNutt2, Céline Pesce2, Kelsey Harrington2, Feseha Abebe-Alele2, Stephen Simpson2, Krystalynne Morris2, W. Kelley Thomas2, Louis S. Tisa2✉

1. Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt,
2. University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA.

Abstract

Frankia sp. strain CcI49 was isolated from Casuarina cunninghamiana nodules. However the strain was unable to re-infect Casuarina, but was able to infect other actinorhizal plants including Elaeagnaceae. Here, we report the 9.8-Mbp draft genome sequence of Frankia sp. strain CcI49 with a G+C content of 70.5 % and 7,441 candidate protein-encoding genes. Analysis of the genome revealed the presence of a bph operon involved in the degradation of biphenyls and polychlorinated biphenyls.

Keywords: Actinorhizal symbiosis, bioremediation, nitrogen fixation, natural products, host microbe interactions, genomes.

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How to cite this article:
Mansour S, Swanson E, McNutt Z, Pesce C, Harrington K, Abebe-Alele F, Simpson S, Morris K, Thomas WK, Tisa LS. Permanent Draft Genome sequence for Frankia sp. strain CcI49, a Nitrogen-Fixing Bacterium Isolated from Casuarina cunninghamiana that Infects Elaeagnaceae. J Genomics 2017; 5:119-123. doi:10.7150/jgen.22138. Available from http://www.jgenomics.com/v05p0119.htm