Genome analysis of alginate synthesizing Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain SW1 isolated from degraded seaweeds

Rajathirajan Siva Dharshini, Ranjani Manickam, Wayne R. Curtis, Pasupathi Rathinasabapathi, Mohandass Ramya

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain SW1 is an aerobic, motile, Gram-negative, and rod-shaped bacterium isolated from degraded seaweeds. Based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence and MALDI TOF analysis, strain SW1 exhibits 100% similarity to P. aeruginosa DSM 50,071, its closest phylogenetic neighbor. The complete genome of strain SW1 consists of a single circular chromosome with 23,258,857 bp (G + C content of 66%), including 6734 protein-coding sequences, 8 rRNA, and 63 tRNA sequences. The genome of the P. aeruginosa SW1 contains at least 27 genes for the biosynthesis of alginate and other exopolysaccharide involved in biofilm formation. KAAS and GO analysis and functional annotation by COG and CAZymes are consistent with the biosynthesis of alginate. In addition, the presence of antimicrobial resistance, multi-efflux operon, and antibiotic inactivation genes indicate a pathogenic potential similar to strain DSM50071. The high-quality genome and associated annotation provide a starting point to exploit the potential for P. aeruginosa to produce alginate.

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  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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