Brazilian Journal of Microbiology Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
Braz J Microbiol 2018;49:210-1 - Vol. 49 Num.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjm.2017.07.005
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Draft genome sequence of Paraburkholderia tropica Ppe8 strain, a sugarcane endophytic diazotrophic bacterium
Paula Renata Alves da Silvaa, Jean Luiz Simões-Araújoa, Márcia Soares Vidala, Leonardo Magalhães Cruzb, Emanuel Maltempi de Souzab, José Ivo Baldania,,
a Embrapa Agrobiologia, Seropédica, RJ, Brazil
b Universidade Federal do Paraná – UFPR, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
Received 24 March 2017, Accepted 26 July 2017
Abstract

Paraburkholderia tropica (syn Burkholderia tropica) are nitrogen-fixing bacteria commonly found in sugarcane. The Paraburkholderia tropica strain Ppe8 is part of the sugarcane inoculant consortium that has a beneficial effect on yield. Here, we report a draft genome sequence of this strain elucidating the mechanisms involved in its interaction mainly with Poaceae. A genome size of approximately 8.75Mb containing 7844 protein coding genes distributed in 526 subsystems was de novo assembled with ABySS and annotated by RAST. Genes related to the nitrogen fixation process, the secretion systems (I, II, III, IV, and VI), and related to a variety of metabolic traits, such as metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids, vitamins, and proteins, were detected, suggesting a broad metabolic capacity and possible adaptation to plant association.

Keywords
Diazotrophic, Next generation sequencing, Nitrogen-fixing, Secretion system
Braz J Microbiol 2018;49:210-1 - Vol. 49 Num.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjm.2017.07.005
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