Genome sequence of the dioxin-mineralizing bacterium Sphingomonas wittichii RW1

Todd R. Miller, Arthur L. Delcher, Steven L. Salzberg, Elizabeth Saunders, John C. Detter, Rolf Halden

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Pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls and dioxins pose a serious threat to human and environmental health. Natural attenuation of these compounds by microorganisms provides one promising avenue for their removal from contaminated areas. Over the past 2 decades, studies of the bacterium Sphingomonas wittichii RW1 have provided a wealth of knowledge about how bacteria metabolize chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons. Here we describe the finished genome sequence of S. wittichii RW1 and major findings from its annotation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6101-6102
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology


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