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Draft genome sequence of humic substance-degrading Pseudomonas sp. PAMC 29040 from Antarctic tundra soil
Korean J. Microbiol 2019;55(1):83-85
Published online March 31, 2019
© 2019 The Microbiological Society of Korea.

Dockyu Kim1* and Hyoungseok Lee2

1Division of Polar Life Sciences, Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon 21990, Republic of Korea, 2Unit of Polar Genomics, Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon 21990, Republic of Korea
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Received January 17, 2019; Accepted March 11, 2019.
Pseudomonas sp. PAMC 29040 was isolated from a maritime tundra soil in Antarctica for its ability to degrade lignin and subsequently confirmed to be able to depolymerize heterogeneous humic substance (HS), a main component of soil organic matter. The draft genome sequences of PAMC 29040 were analyzed to discover the putative genes for depolymerization of polymeric HS (e.g., dye-decolorizing peroxidase) and catabolic degradation of HS-derived small aromatics (e.g., vanillate O-demethylase). The information on degradative genes will be used to finally propose the HS degradation pathway(s) of soil bacteria inhabiting cold environments.
Keywords : cold-adapted bacteria, degradative enzyme, soil humic substance

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