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Insights into the draft genome sequence of bioactives-producing Bacillus thuringiensis DNG9 isolated from Algerian soil-oil slough

Authors
  • Daas, Mohamed Seghir1, 2
  • Rosana, Albert Remus R.3
  • Acedo, Jeella Z.3
  • Douzane, Malika2
  • Nateche, Farida4
  • Kebbouche-Gana, Salima1
  • Vederas, John C.3
  • 1 University M’Hamed Bougara of Boumerdes, Valcore Laboratory, Department of Biology, Boumerdes, 35000, Algeria , Boumerdes (Algeria)
  • 2 Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique d’Algérie, Food Technology Research Division, 16200, El Harrach, Algiers, Algeria , Algiers (Algeria)
  • 3 University of Alberta, Department of Chemistry, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2G2, Canada , Edmonton (Canada)
  • 4 University of Science and Technology–Houari Boumediene, Microbiology Group, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, 16111, Bab Ezzouar, Algiers, Algeria , Algiers (Algeria)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Standards in Genomic Sciences
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Oct 11, 2018
Volume
13
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s40793-018-0331-1
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

Bacillus thuringiensis is widely used as a bioinsecticide due to its ability to form parasporal crystals containing proteinaceous toxins. It is a member of the Bacillus cereus sensu lato, a group with low genetic diversity but produces several promising antimicrobial compounds. B. thuringiensis DNG9, isolated from an oil-contaminated slough in Algeria, has strong antibacterial, antifungal and biosurfactant properties. Here, we report the 6.06 Mbp draft genome sequence of B. thuringiensis DNG9. The genome encodes several gene inventories for the biosynthesis of bioactive compounds such as zwittermycin A, petrobactin, insecticidal toxins, polyhydroxyalkanoates and multiple bacteriocins. We expect the genome information of strain DNG9 will provide another model system to study pathogenicity against insect pests, plant diseases, and antimicrobial compound mining and comparative phylogenesis among the Bacillus cereus sensu lato group.

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