Genome Sequence of the Obligate Methanotroph Methylosinus trichosporium Strain OB3b

Lisa Y. Stein, Sukhwan Yoon, Jeremy D. Semrau, Alan A. DiSpirito, Andrew Crombie, J. Colin Murrell, Stéphane Vuilleumier, Marina G. Kalyuzhnaya, Huub J. M. Op den Camp, Françoise Bringel, D. Bruce, J.-F. Cheng, A. Copeland, Lynne Goodwin, Shunsheng Han, Loren Hauser, Mike S. M. Jetten, Aurélie Lajus, M. L. Land, A. LapidusS. Lucas, Claudine Médigue, S. Pitluck, Tanja Woyke, Ahmet Zeytun, Martin G. Klotz

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Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b (for “oddball” strain 3b) is an obligate aerobic methane-oxidizing alphaproteobacterium that was originally isolated in 1970 by Roger Whittenbury and colleagues. This strain has since been used extensively to elucidate the structure and function of several key enzymes of methane oxidation, including both particulate and soluble methane monooxygenase (sMMO) and the extracellular copper chelator methanobactin. In particular, the catalytic properties of soluble methane monooxygenase from M. trichosporium OB3b have been well characterized in context with biodegradation of recalcitrant hydrocarbons, such as trichloroethylene. The sequence of the M. trichosporium OB3b genome is the first reported from a member of the Methylocystaceae family in the order Rhizobiales
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6497-6498
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

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