Complete genome sequence of the endophytic bacterium Cellulosimicrobium sp. JZ28 isolated from the root endosphere of the perennial desert tussock grass Panicum turgidum.
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC)
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
DARWIN21, Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia.
Desert Agriculture Initiative
Online Publication Date2020-03-14
Print Publication Date2020-08
Embargo End Date2021-03-16
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AbstractCellulosimicrobium sp. JZ28, a root endophytic bacterium from the desert plant Panicum turgidum, was previously identified as a plant growth-promoting bacterium. The genome of JZ28 consists of a 4378,193 bp circular chromosome and contains 3930 CDSs with an average GC content of 74.5%. Whole-genome sequencing analysis revealed that JZ28 was closely related to C. aquatile 3 bp. The genome harbors genes responsible for protection against oxidative, osmotic and salinity stresses, such as the production of osmoprotectants. It also contains genes with a role in the production of volatiles, such as hydrogen sulfide, which promote biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in plants. The presence of three copies of chitinase genes indicates a possible role of JZ28 as biocontrol agent against fungal pathogens, while a number of genes for the degradation of plant biopolymers indicates potential application in industrial processes. Genome sequencing and mining of culture-dependent collections of bacterial endophytes from desert plants provide new opportunities for biotechnological applications.
CitationEida, A. A., Bougouffa, S., Alam, I., Saad, M. M., & Hirt, H. (2020). Complete genome sequence of the endophytic bacterium Cellulosimicrobium sp. JZ28 isolated from the root endosphere of the perennial desert tussock grass Panicum turgidum. Archives of Microbiology. doi:10.1007/s00203-020-01859-2
SponsorsThe work presented is part of the DARWIN21 project (https://www.darwin21.org/), with the objective to improve sustainable agriculture on arid lands by exploiting microbes isolated from pioneer desert plants that are able to survive in extreme environmental conditions. The authors would thank all members of the Hirt lab, CDA management team and the Bioscience Core Labs in KAUST for the technical assistance and for their help in many aspects of this work.
The work was funded by KAUST baseline research project BAS/1/1062-01-01 of H.H
JournalArchives of microbiology
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