Draft Genome Sequences of Three β-Lactam-Catabolizing Soil Proteobacteria

Terence S. Crofts, Bin Wang, Aaron Spivak, Tara A. Gianoulis, Kevin J. Forsberg, Molly K. Gibson, Lauren A. Johnsky, Stacey M. Broomall, C. Nicole Rosenzweig, Evan W. Skowronski, Henry S. Gibbons, Morten Otto Alexander Sommer, Gautam Dantas

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Most antibiotics are derived from the soil, but their catabolism there, which is necessary to close the antibiotic carbon cycle, remains uncharacterized. We report the first draft genome sequences of soil Proteobacteria identified for subsisting solely on β-lactams as their carbon sources. The genomes encode multiple β-lactamases, although their antibiotic catabolic pathways remain enigmatic.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00653-17
JournalGenome Announcements
Issue number32
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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