Project description:Pseudomonas sp. strain M1 is a soil isolate with remarkable biotechnological potential. The genome of Pseudomonas sp. M1 was sequenced using both 454 and Illumina technologies. A customized genome assembly pipeline was used to reconstruct its genome sequence to a single scaffold.
Project description:Microbial degradation of lignin and its related aromatic compounds has great potential for the sustainable production of chemicals and bioremediation of contaminated soils. We previously isolated Pseudomonas sp. strain 9.1 from historical waste deposits (forming so-called fiber banks) released from pulp and paper mills along the Baltic Sea coast. The strain accumulated vanillyl alcohol during growth on vanillin, and while reported in other microbes, this phenotype is less common in wild-type pseudomonads. As the reduction of vanillin to vanillyl alcohol is an undesired trait in Pseudomonas strains engineered to accumulate vanillin, connecting the strain 9.1 phenotype with a genotype would increase the fundamental understanding and genetic engineering potential of microbial vanillin metabolism. The genome of Pseudomonas sp. 9.1 was sequenced and assembled. Annotation identified oxidoreductases with homology to Saccharomyces cerevisiae alcohol dehydrogenase ScADH6p, known to reduce vanillin to vanillyl alcohol, in both the 9.1 genome and the model strain Pseudomonas putida KT2440. Recombinant expression of the Pseudomonas sp. 9.1 FEZ21_09870 and P. putida KT2440 PP_2426 (calA) genes in Escherichia coli revealed that these open reading frames encode aldehyde reductases that convert vanillin to vanillyl alcohol, and that P. putida KT2440 PP_3839 encodes a coniferyl alcohol dehydrogenase that oxidizes coniferyl alcohol to coniferyl aldehyde (i.e., the function previously assigned to calA). The deletion of PP_2426 in P. putida GN442 engineered to accumulate vanillin resulted in a decrease in by-product (vanillyl alcohol) yield from 17% to ?1%. Based on these results, we propose the reannotation of PP_2426 and FEZ21_09870 as areA and PP_3839 as calA-II IMPORTANCE Valorization of lignocellulose (nonedible plant matter) is of key interest for the sustainable production of chemicals from renewable resources. Lignin, one of the main constituents of lignocellulose, is a heterogeneous aromatic biopolymer that can be chemically depolymerized into a heterogeneous mixture of aromatic building blocks; those can be further converted by certain microbes into value-added aromatic chemicals, e.g., the flavoring agent vanillin. We previously isolated a Pseudomonas sp. strain with the (for the genus) unusual trait of vanillyl alcohol production during growth on vanillin. Whole-genome sequencing of the isolate led to the identification of a vanillin reductase candidate gene whose deletion in a recombinant vanillin-accumulating P. putida strain almost completely alleviated the undesired vanillyl alcohol by-product yield. These results represent an important step toward biotechnological production of vanillin from lignin using bacterial cell factories.
Project description:Here, we present the complete genome of Pseudomonas sp. UK4. This bacterium was the first Pseudomonas strain shown to produce functional amyloids, and it represents a model organism for studies of functional amyloids in Pseudomonas (Fap).
Project description:Pseudomonas sp. LAB-08 was isolated from a phenol-fed bioreactor constructed with contaminated aquifer soil as the inoculum. Strain LAB-08 utilized phenol as a sole carbon and energy source. Here, we report the genome sequence and annotation of Pseudomonas sp. LAB-08.
Project description:The plant microbiome represents an enormous untapped resource for discovering novel genes and bioactive compounds. Previously, we isolated Pseudomonas sp. SH-C52 from the rhizosphere of sugar beet plants grown in a soil suppressive to the fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia solani and showed that its antifungal activity is, in part, attributed to the production of the chlorinated 9-amino-acid lipopeptide thanamycin (Mendes et al., 2011). To get more insight into its biosynthetic repertoire, the genome of Pseudomonas sp. SH-C52 was sequenced and subjected to in silico, mutational and functional analyses. The sequencing revealed a genome size of 6.3 Mb and 5579 predicted ORFs. Phylogenetic analysis placed strain SH-C52 within the Pseudomonas corrugata clade. In silico analysis for secondary metabolites revealed a total of six non-ribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS) gene clusters, including the two previously described NRPS clusters for thanamycin and the 2-amino acid antibacterial lipopeptide brabantamide. Here we show that thanamycin also has activity against an array of other fungi and that brabantamide A exhibits anti-oomycete activity and affects phospholipases of the late blight pathogen Phytophthora infestans. Most notably, mass spectrometry led to the discovery of a third lipopeptide, designated thanapeptin, with a 22-amino-acid peptide moiety. Seven structural variants of thanapeptin were found with varying degrees of activity against P. infestans. Of the remaining four NRPS clusters, one was predicted to encode for yet another and unknown lipopeptide with a predicted peptide moiety of 8-amino acids. Collectively, these results show an enormous metabolic potential for Pseudomonas sp. SH-C52, with at least three structurally diverse lipopeptides, each with a different antimicrobial activity spectrum.
Project description:We report the draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas sp. strain LD120, which was isolated from a brown macroalga in the Baltic Sea. The genome of this marine Pseudomonas protegens subgroup bacterium harbors biosynthetic gene clusters for toxic metabolites typically produced by members of this Pseudomonas subgroup, including 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol, pyoluteorin, and rhizoxin analogs.
Project description:Pseudomonas sp. strain 1-7, isolated from organophosphorus-polluted sludge, is able to degrade many organophosphorus compounds. Here, we report the draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas sp. strain 1-7.
Project description:The draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas sp. strain M47T1, carried by the Bursaphelenchus xylophilus pinewood nematode, the causative agent of pine wilt disease, is presented. In Pseudomonas sp. strain M47T1, genes that make this a plant growth-promoting bacterium, as well as genes potentially involved in nematotoxicity, were identified.
Project description:Pseudomonas sp. M1 is able to mineralize several unusual substrates of natural and xenobiotic origin, contributing to its competence to thrive in different ecological niches. In this work, the genome of M1 strain was resequenced by Illumina MiSeq to refine the quality of a published draft by resolving the majority of repeat-rich regions. In silico genome analysis led to the prediction of metabolic pathways involved in biotransformation of several unusual substrates (e.g., plant-derived volatiles), providing clues on the genomic complement required for such biodegrading/biotransformation functionalities. Pseudomonas sp. M1 exhibits a particular sensory and biotransformation/biocatalysis potential toward ?-myrcene, a terpene vastly used in industries worldwide. Therefore, the genomic responsiveness of M1 strain toward ?-myrcene was investigated, using an RNA sequencing approach. M1 cells challenged with ?-myrcene(compared with cells grown in lactate) undergo an extensive alteration of the transcriptome expression profile, including 1,873 genes evidencing at least 1.5-fold of altered expression (627 upregulated and 1,246 downregulated), toward ?-myrcene-imposed molecular adaptation and cellular specialization. A thorough data analysis identified a novel 28-kb genomic island, whose expression was strongly stimulated in ?-myrcene-supplemented medium, that is essential for ?-myrcene catabolism. This island includes ?-myrcene-induced genes whose products are putatively involved in 1) substrate sensing, 2) gene expression regulation, and 3) ?-myrcene oxidation and bioconversion of ?-myrcene derivatives into central metabolism intermediates. In general, this locus does not show high homology with sequences available in databases and seems to have evolved through the assembly of several functional blocks acquired from different bacteria, probably, at different evolutionary stages.
Project description:A Pseudomonas sp. bacterium was isolated from the midguts of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes. Here we present the annotated Pseudomonas sp. draft genome sequence as a contribution to the efforts of characterization of the mosquito gut microbiome.