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Comparative Genomic Analysis of the Biotechnological Potential of the Novel Species Pseudomonas wadenswilerensis CCOS 864T and Pseudomonas reidholzensis CCOS 865T

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Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Research Group, Institute of Natural Resource Sciences, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), CH-8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland
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Microbiology and Molecular Biology Research Group, Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), CH-8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland
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Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Justus-Liebig-Universität, D-35392 Giessen, Germany
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Present address: Roche Diagnostics International AG, CH-6343 Rotkreuz, Switzerland.
Diversity 2019, 11(11), 204; https://doi.org/10.3390/d11110204
Received: 20 September 2019 / Revised: 18 October 2019 / Accepted: 26 October 2019 / Published: 28 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pseudomonas Biology and Biodiversity)
In recent years, the use of whole-cell biocatalysts and biocatalytic enzymes in biotechnological applications originating from the genus Pseudomonas has greatly increased. In 2014, two new species within the Pseudomonas putida group were isolated from Swiss forest soil. In this study, the high quality draft genome sequences of Pseudomonas wadenswilerensis CCOS 864T and Pseudomonas reidholzensis CCOS 865T were used in a comparative genomics approach to identify genomic features that either differed between these two new species or to selected members of the P. putida group. The genomes of P. wadenswilerensis CCOS 864T and P. reidholzensis CCOS 865T were found to share genomic features for the degradation of aromatic compounds or the synthesis of secondary metabolites. In particular, genes encoding for biocatalytic relevant enzymes belonging to the class of oxidoreductases, proteases and isomerases were found, that could yield potential applications in biotechnology. Ecologically relevant features revealed that both species are probably playing an important role in the degradation of soil organic material, the accumulation of phosphate and biocontrol against plant pathogens. View Full-Text
Keywords: biotechnological application; ecology; aromatic degradation; secondary metabolites; secretion systems; biocontrol; zeaxanthin biotechnological application; ecology; aromatic degradation; secondary metabolites; secretion systems; biocontrol; zeaxanthin
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Rutz, D.; Frasson, D.; Sievers, M.; Blom, J.; Rezzonico, F.; Pothier, J.F.; Smits, T.H.M. Comparative Genomic Analysis of the Biotechnological Potential of the Novel Species Pseudomonas wadenswilerensis CCOS 864T and Pseudomonas reidholzensis CCOS 865T. Diversity 2019, 11, 204.

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