Complete genome sequence of Thauera aminoaromatica strain MZ1T

Ke Jiang, John Sanseverino, Archana Chauhan, Susan Lucas, Alex Copeland, Alla Lapidus, Tijana Glavina Del Rio, Eileen Dalin, Hope Tice, David Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, David Sims, Thomas Brettin, John C. Detter, Cliff Han, Y. J. Chang, Frank Larimer, Miriam Land, Loren HauserNikos C. Kyrpides, Natalia Mikhailova, Scott Moser, Patricia Jegier, Dan Close, Jennifer M. DeBruyn, Ying Wang, Alice C. Layton, Michael S. Allen, Gary S. Sayler

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Thauera aminoaromatica strain MZ1T, an isolate belonging to genus Thauera, of the family Rhodocyclaceae and the class the Betaproteobacteria, has been characterized for its ability to produce abundant exopolysaccharide and degrade various aromatic compounds with nitrate as an electron acceptor. These properties, if fully understood at the genome-sequence level, can aid in environmental processing of organic matter in anaerobic cycles by short-circuiting a central anaerobic metabolite, acetate, from microbiological conversion to methane, a critical greenhouse gas. Strain MZ1T is the first strain from the genus Thauera with a completely sequenced genome. The 4,496,212 bp chromosome and 78,374 bp plasmid contain 4,071 protein-coding and 71 RNA genes, and were sequenced as part of the DOE Community Sequencing Program CSP_776774.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-335
Number of pages11
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2012


  • Genome
  • MZ1T
  • Thauera aminoaromatica


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