Draft genome sequence of a novel actinobacterium from the family Intrasporangiaceae isolated from Signy Island, Antarctica

Actinobacterium strain S63T isolated from a soil sample collected from Spindrift Col on Signy Island (South Orkney Islands, maritime Antarctic) is a new species of the Intrasporangiaceae family. Here we report a draft genome sequence with an approximate size of 5 Mbp contained in 54 contigs (69.33% GC content). Preliminary analysis revealed the presence of cold active protein coding sequences, which may indicate an adaptation to the harsh polar environment from which the strain was isolated.

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Thomas, S.M., Convey, P. ORCIDORCID record for P. Convey, Gan, H.M., Pearce, D.A. ORCIDORCID record for D.A. Pearce, Tan, G.Y.A.

On this site: David Pearce, Peter Convey
Date:
1 November, 2018
Journal/Source:
Current Science / 115
Page(s):
1695-1696
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.18520/c5/v115/i9/1695-1696