Complete genome sequence of the melanogenic marine bacterium Marinomonas mediterranea type strain (MMB-1T)

Patricia Lucas-Elío, Lynne Goodwin, Tanja Woyke, Sam Pitluck, Matt Nolan, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Janine C. Detter, Alex Copeland, Hazuki Teshima, David Bruce, Chris Detter, Roxanne Tapia, Shunsheng Han, Miriam L. Land, Natalia Ivanova, Natalia Mikhailova, Andrew W. B. Johnston, Antonio Sanchez-Amat

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Marinomonas mediterranea MMB-1T Solano & Sanchez-Amat 1999 belongs to the family Oceanospirillaceae within the phylum Proteobacteria. This species is of interest because it is the only species described in the genus Marinomonas to date that can synthesize melanin pigments, which is mediated by the activity of a tyrosinase. M. mediterranea expresses other oxidases of biotechnological interest, such as a multicopper oxidase with laccase activity and a novel L-lysine-epsilon-oxidase. The 4,684,316 bp long genome harbors 4,228 protein-coding genes and 98 RNA genes and is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6010063
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2012


  • Gram-negative
  • marine
  • melanin
  • laccase
  • tyrosinase
  • lysine oxidase

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