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Genome Sequence of Rhodococcus erythropolis XP, a Biodesulfurizing Bacterium with Industrial Potential
- Tao, Fei, Zhao, Peng, Li, Qian, Su, Fei, Yu, Bo, Ma, Cuiqing, Tang, Hongzhi, Tai, Cui, Wu, Geng, Xu, Ping
- Journal of bacteriology 2011 v.193 no.22 pp. 6422-6423
- Rhodococcus erythropolis, bacteria, chromosomes, genes, nucleotide sequences, oils, petroleum, plasmids
- Rhodococcus erythropolis strains have shown excellent characteristics in petroleum oil biodesulfurization. Here we present the first announcement of the draft genome sequence of an efficient biodesulfurizing bacterium named R. erythropolis XP (7,229,582 bp). The biodesulfurizing genes dszABC are located on a plasmid, while the flavin reductase gene dszD is located on the chromosome.