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J Genomics. 2017 Oct 8;5:124-127. doi: 10.7150/jgen.21724. eCollection 2017.

Draft genome sequence of a biosurfactant producing, Bacillus aquimaris strain SAMM MCC 3014 isolated from Indian Arabian coastline sea water.

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Department of Microbiology, Elphinstone College, Mumbai 400032.
Department of Zoology, DBF Dayanand College of Arts and Science, Solapur 413002.
Biochemical Science Division, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Homi Bhabha Road, Pune 411008.
Department of Botany, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411007.
Institute of Medical Microbiology, Biomedizinisches Forschungszentrum Seltersberg Schubertstr. 81 Giessen, Germany 35392.
Microbial Culture Collection, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune 411021.
Yenepoya Research Centre, Yenepoya University, Deralakatte, Mangalore 575018.


Bacillus aquimaris strain SAMM, a biosurfactant producing moderately halophilic marine bacterium was isolated from Indian Arabian coastline sea water. The strain was found to tolerate up to 2.7 M NaCl indicating osmotic stress sustainable physiological systems. We report here the draft genome sequence of B. aquimaris SAMM, as a candidate bacterium for bioactive surfactant producer. The whole genome sequence with 161 scaffolds, 4,414,932 bp and 44.8% of G+C content for SAMM was obtained using Illumina MiSeq sequencing technology. Annotation was added by the PGAP and RAST prokaryotic genome annotation service and shown 4,247 coding sequences, 123 RNAs genes, classified in 453 subsystems. Several genes encoding enzymatic activities against the high molecular weight polysaccharides, osmotic stress response and siderophore synthesis of potential biotechnological importance were identified in the genome.


Bacillus aquimaris strain SAMM.; biosurfactant producer; moderately halophilic

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Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interest exists.

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