Draft genome sequence of Mycobacterium rufum JS14T, a polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-degrading bacterium from petroleum-contaminated soil in Hawaii

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Mycobacterium rufum JS14T (=ATCC BAA-1377T, CIP 109273T, JCM 16372T, DSM 45406T), a type strain of the species Mycobacterium rufum sp.. belonging to the family Mycobacteriaceae, was isolated from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-contaminated soil in Hilo (HI, USA) because it harbors the capability of degrading PAH. Here, we describe the first genome sequence of strain JS14T, with brief phenotypic characteristics. The genome is composed of 6,176,413 bp with 69.25 % G + C content and contains 5810 protein-coding genes with 54 RNA genes. The genome information on M. rufum JS14T will provide a better understanding of the complexity of bacterial catabolic pathways for degradation of specific chemicals.

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Kwak, Y., Li, Q. X., & Shin, J. H. (2016). Draft genome sequence of Mycobacterium rufum JS14T, a polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-degrading bacterium from petroleum-contaminated soil in Hawaii. Standards in Genomic Sciences, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40793-016-0167-5

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