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Complete genome sequence of Bifidobacterium animalis RH, a probiotic bacterium producing exopolysaccharides

Author:
Liu, Lei, Qin, Yuxuan, Wang, Yang, Li, Hui, Shang, Nan, Li, Pinglan
Source:
Journal of biotechnology 2014 v.189 pp. 86-87
ISSN:
0168-1656
Subject:
Bifidobacterium animalis, biosynthesis, chromosomes, exopolysaccharides, feces, multigene family, nucleotide sequences, plasmids, probiotics, sequence analysis, China
Abstract:
Bifidobacterium animalis RH is a probiotic bacterium producing exopolysaccharides, which was isolated from the feces of Bama centenarians in Guangxi, China. The genome consists of one chromosome (1,931,057bp) with no plasmid. The genomic sequence indicated that this strain includes a gene cluster involved in exopolysaccharides (EPS) biosynthesis. Genome sequencing information provides the basis for analysis of molecular mechanisms responsible for regulation of production of EPS.
Agid:
5520968