Complete genome sequence of the aerobic facultative methanotroph Methylocella silvestris BL2

Yin Chen, Andrew Crombie, M. Tanvir Rahman, Svetlana N. Dedysh, Werner Liesack, Matthew B. Stott, Maqsudul Alam, Andreas R. Theisen, J. Colin Murrell, Peter F. Dunfield

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Methylocella silvestris BL2 is an aerobic methanotroph originally isolated from an acidic forest soil in Germany. It is the first fully authenticated facultative methanotroph. It grows not only on methane and other one-carbon (C1) substrates, but also on some compounds containing carbon-carbon bonds, such as acetate, pyruvate, propane, and succinate. Here we report the full genome sequence of this bacterium.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3840-3841
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

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