Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/15/2017
Publication Date: 5/4/2017
Citation: Okrent, R.A., Manning, V., Trippe, K.M. 2017. Draft genome sequences of seven 4-Formylaminooxyvinylglycine producers belonging to the Pseudomonas fluorescens species complex. Genome Announcements. 5(18):e00277-17.
Interpretive Summary: Soil microbes produce a vast number of biological compounds known as secondary metabolites, that mediate interactions with plants, insects, nematodes, and other microbes. Some of these chemicals are quite potent, and have the capacity to suppress the development of plant diseases and/or suppress the germination of weeds. Therefore, it is of tremendous interest to understand the genetic underpinnings that allow these organisms to produce secondary metabolites. One such compound, 4-formylaminooxyvinylglycine (FVG), is known to inhibit the germination of grasses and the growth of bacteria that can cause plant disease. Very little is known about the genomes of the organisms that produce FVG. In this work, we describe the methods and the publication of genomic sequences of seven organisms that produce FVG. These sequences have been deposited in Genbank at the National Center for Biotechnology information. From these sequences, we aim to identify common characteristics that allow these unique organisms to produce FVG.
Technical Abstract: Vinylglycines are non-proteinogenic amino acids that inhibit amino acid metabolism and ethylene production. In this report, we describe the draft genome sequences of seven isolates of Pseudomonas that produce 4-formylaminooxyvinylglycine, a compound known to inhibit the germination of grasses and the growth of specific plant-pathogenic bacteria.