Draft genome sequence of the Paenibacillus polymyxa type strain (ATCC 842 T), a plant growth-promoting bacterium

Haeyoung Jeong, Soo Young Park, Won Hyong Chung, Sun Hong Kim, Namshin Kim, Seung Hwan Park, Jihyun F. Kim

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Paenibacillus polymyxa is an endospore-forming Gram-positive soil bacterium that is well-known for its ability to promote plant growth. Here we report the draft genome sequence of P. polymyxa ATCC 842 T, the type strain of the species P. polymyxa, and the family Paenibacillaceae. The P. polymyxa genome contains a repertoire of biosynthetic genes for antibiotics and hydrolytic enzymes that account for its beneficial effects in the rhizosphere to the host plants it associates with.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5026-5027
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep

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Funding Information:
This work is supported by Chongqing University, the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No. 0241005202014, No. 0903005203403), National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51572182, No. 11372104, No. 11372363, No. 11332013, No. 5121543 and No. 11632004), National University of Singapore, the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister's Office, Singapore under its Competitive Research Programme (CRP Award No. NRF-CRP 8-2011-04), as well as Russian Science Foundation (Project 14-43-00072).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology


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