Comparative genomics analyses indicate differential methylated amine utilization trait within members of the genus Gemmobacter

Kröber, Eileen, Cunningham, Mark R., Peixoto, Julianna, Spurgin, Lewis, Wischer, Daniela, Kruger, Ricardo and Kumaresan, Deepak (2021) Comparative genomics analyses indicate differential methylated amine utilization trait within members of the genus Gemmobacter. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 13 (2). pp. 195-208. ISSN 1758-2229

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Abstract

Methylated amines are ubiquitous in the environment and play a role in regulating the earth's climate via a set of complex biological and chemical reactions. Microbial degradation of these compounds is thought to be a major sink. Recently we isolated a facultative methylotroph, Gemmobacter sp. LW‐1, an isolate from the unique environment Movile Cave, Romania, which is capable of methylated amine utilization as a carbon source. Here, using a comparative genomics approach, we investigate how widespread methylated amine utilization is within members of the bacterial genus Gemmobacter. Seven genomes of different Gemmobacter species isolated from diverse environments, such as activated sludge, fresh water, sulphuric cave waters (Movile Cave) and the marine environment were available from the public repositories and used for the analysis. Our results indicate that methylamine utilization is a distinctive feature of selected members of the genus Gemmobacter, namely G. aquatilis, G. lutimaris, G. sp. HYN0069, G. caeni and G. sp. LW‐1 have the genetic potential while others (G. megaterium and G. nectariphilus) have not.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 13 - climate action,sdg 14 - life below water ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/climate_action
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2021 01:00
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 16:12
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/79149
DOI: 10.1111/1758-2229.12927

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