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J Genomics. 2016 Aug 3;4:23-5. doi: 10.7150/jgen.15533. eCollection 2016.

Draft Genome Sequence of Carotenoid Producing Yellow Pigmented Planococcus maritimus MKU009.

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Department of Molecular Microbiology, School of Biotechnology, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625021, India.
Department of Biotechnology (DDE), Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625021, India.


Planococcus maritimus MKU009 is a Gram positive cocci and a moderate halophilic bacterium isolated from marine water of Pichavaram, South East Coast of India. Here we report the draft genome of Planococcus maritimus MKU009 with a total size of 3,251,644 bp with N50 value of 1681571 bp. The overall G+C content of the genome was 47.27%. The carotenoid producing crtN, crtB, crtP and crtI genes were located within the first contig of the genome assembly. This genome source will provide insights into functional genomics of carotenoid production and metabolic engineering.


Carotenoids; Genome sequence; Planococcus maritimus.

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