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Complete Genome of Isoprene Degrading Nocardioides sp. WS12

School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
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Microorganisms 2020, 8(6), 889;
Received: 5 May 2020 / Revised: 28 May 2020 / Accepted: 5 June 2020 / Published: 12 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microbial Cycling of Atmospheric Trace Gases)
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: isoprene; isolate; genome; degradation; Nocardioides; rubber isoprene; isolate; genome; degradation; Nocardioides; rubber
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Gibson, L.; Larke-Mejía, N.L.; Murrell, J.C. Complete Genome of Isoprene Degrading Nocardioides sp. WS12. Microorganisms 2020, 8, 889.

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Gibson L, Larke-Mejía NL, Murrell JC. Complete Genome of Isoprene Degrading Nocardioides sp. WS12. Microorganisms. 2020; 8(6):889.

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Gibson, Lisa, Nasmille L. Larke-Mejía, and J. Colin Murrell. 2020. "Complete Genome of Isoprene Degrading Nocardioides sp. WS12" Microorganisms 8, no. 6: 889.

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