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Genom Data. 2016 Apr 29;8:115-6. doi: 10.1016/j.gdata.2016.04.013. eCollection 2016 Jun.

Draft genome sequence of the docosahexaenoic acid producing thraustochytrid Aurantiochytrium sp. T66.

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1
Department of Biotechnology, NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.
2
Department of Biotechnology and Nanomedicine, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Trondheim, Norway.
3
Department of Biotechnology, NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway; Department of Biotechnology and Nanomedicine, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Trondheim, Norway.

Abstract

Thraustochytrids are unicellular, marine protists, and there is a growing industrial interest in these organisms, particularly because some species, including strains belonging to the genus Aurantiochytrium, accumulate high levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Here, we report the draft genome sequence of Aurantiochytrium sp. T66 (ATCC PRA-276), with a size of 43 Mbp, and 11,683 predicted protein-coding sequences. The data has been deposited at DDBJ/EMBL/Genbank under the accession LNGJ00000000. The genome sequence will contribute new insight into DHA biosynthesis and regulation, providing a basis for metabolic engineering of thraustochytrids.

KEYWORDS:

Aurantiochytrium; Docosahexaenoic acid; Thraustochytrid; Whole genome sequencing

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