Complete genome of Arthrobacter alpinus strain R3.8: biorediation potential unraveled with genomic analysis
Arthrobacter alpinus R3.8 is a psychrotolerant bacterial strain isolated from a soil sample obtained at Rothera Point, Adelaide Island, close to the Antarctic Peninsula. Strain R3.8 was sequenced in order to help discover potential cold active enzymes with biotechnological applications. Genome analysis identified various cold adaptation genes including some coding for anti-freeze proteins and cold-shock proteins, genes involved in bioremediation of xenobiotic compounds including naphthalene, and genes with chitinolytic and N-acetylglucosamine utilization properties and also plant-growth-influencing properties. In this genome report, we present a complete genome sequence of A. alpinus strain R3.8 and its annotation data, which will facilitate exploitation of potential novel cold-active enzymes.
Authors: See-Too, Wah-Seng, Ee, Robson, Lim, Yan-Lue, Convey, Peter, Pearce, David A., Mohidin, Taznim Begam Mohd, Yin, Wai-Fong, Chan, Kok Gan