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J Bacteriol. 2010 Nov;192(21):5852-3. doi: 10.1128/JB.00961-10. Epub 2010 Sep 3.

Complete genome sequence of the representative γ-hexachlorocyclohexane-degrading bacterium Sphingobium japonicum UT26.

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  • 1Department of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Sendai 980-8577, Japan. aynaga@ige.tohoku.ac.jp


Sphingobium japonicum strain UT26 utilizes γ-hexachlorocyclohexane (γ-HCH), a man-made chlorinated pesticide that causes serious environmental problems due to its toxicity and long persistence, as a sole source of carbon and energy. Here, we report the complete genome sequence of UT26, which consists of two chromosomes and three plasmids. The 15 lin genes involved in γ-HCH degradation are dispersed on the two chromosomes and one of the three plasmids.

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