Complete genome of isoprene degrading nocardioides sp. WS12

Gibson, Lisa, Larke-Mejía, Nasmille L. and Murrell, Colin (2020) Complete genome of isoprene degrading nocardioides sp. WS12. Microorganisms, 8 (6). ISSN 2076-2607

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Isoprene is a climate-active gas whose wide-spread global production stems mostly from terrestrial plant emissions. The biodegradation of isoprene is carried out by a number of different bacteria from a wide range of environments. This study investigates the genome of a novel isoprene degrading bacterium Nocardioides sp. WS12, isolated from soil associated with Salix alba (Willow), a tree known to produce high amounts of isoprene. The Nocardioides sp. WS12 genome was fully sequenced, revealing the presence of a complete isoprene monooxygenase gene cluster, along with associated isoprene degradation pathway genes. Genes associated with rubber degradation were also present, suggesting that Nocardioides sp. WS12 may also have the capacity to degrade poly-cis-1,4-isoprene.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: degradation,genome,isolate,isoprene,nocardioides,rubber,microbiology,virology,microbiology (medical),sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2400/2404
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Environmental Biology
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2020 00:09
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 06:19
DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms8060889


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