Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/12/2022
Publication Date: 6/6/2022
Citation: Palumbo, J.D., O Keeffe, T.L., Huynh, S., Lee, B.G., Parker, C.T. 2022. Complete genome sequence of two Bacillus velezensis strains isolated from California raisin vineyard soil. Microbiology Resource Announcements. Article e00923-21. https://doi.org/10.1128/mra.00923-21.
Interpretive Summary: Two strains of Bacillus amylofaciens bacteria were isolated from California raisin grape vineyard soil samples collected in 2013 and 2014. To more fully understand the similarities and differences between these strains, their genomes were sequenced. Comparisons indicate that these strains are not genetically identical, and contain several differences related to the presence or absence of phage elements in each genome. In combination with data demonstrating their antifungal activity against the ochratoxin-producing fungus Aspergillus carbonarius and other mycotoxin-producing Aspergillus species, information provided by these genome sequences will contribute to the understanding of the genetic and ecological diversity of environmental strains within the Bacillus amyloliquefaciens species.
Technical Abstract: Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strains JP3042 and JP3144 were isolated from California raisin vineyard soils and were selected for in vitro antifungal activity against Aspergillus carbonarius. Here we present the complete genome sequences of these strains to aid in the understanding of their antifungal activity and diversity within the species.