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Research Project: Development of New Production Methodologies for Biocontrol Agents and Fastidious Microbes to Improve Plant Disease Management

Location: Crop Bioprotection Research

Title: Draft genome sequences of Chromobacterium strains isolated from water systems in central western Brazil

item GOMES, RAYLANE PEREIRA - Federal University Of Goias
item GONCALVES VIEIRA, JOSE DANIEL - Federal University Of Goias
item DE JESUS PIRES, DEBORA - State University Of Goias
item Dunlap, Christopher
item CARNEIRO, LILIAN CARLA - Federal University Of Goias

Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Rapid Release Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/31/2022
Publication Date: 9/26/2022
Citation: Gomes, R., Goncalves Vieira, J., De Jesus Pires, D., Dunlap, C.A., Carneiro, L. 2022. Draft genome sequences of Chromobacterium strains isolated from water systems in central western Brazil. Microbiology Resource Announcements. Article e00417-22.

Interpretive Summary: In this research we reported the genome sequencing of five environmental bacteria. This project was in collaboration with Brazilian scientists and was focused on identifying the diversity in a group of bacteria that are known to be associated with agricultural plants. We isolated and used genome sequencing to characterize the strains. These results will allow us to better understand the types of bacteria that colonize plants and impact their agronomic properties.

Technical Abstract: We report the draft genome sequences of five Chromobacterium strains. This report includes the draft genome sequences of four enviromental strains, isolated from surface waters in Brazil; Chromobacterium vaccinii (isolates CR1 and CR5), Chromobacterium piscinae (isolate CR3), and Chromobacterium violaceum (isolate CR2). In addition, we report the draft genome sequence of the type strain of C. piscinae DSM 23278T, which was used to confirm the taxonomic assignment of the environmental strains. Strain genome analysis identifies them as producers of secondary metabolites such as violacein and its intermediate compounds, which have a characteristicpurple/blue-violet color and have great biotechnological applications.