Complete Genome Sequence of Dehalobacterium formicoaceticum Strain DMC, a Strictly Anaerobic Dichloromethane-degrading Bacterium


Gao Chen, Robert W. Murdoch, E. Erin Mack, Edward S. Seger, Frank Löffler


Dehalobacterium formicoaceticum utilizes dichloromethane as the sole energy source in defined anoxic bicarbonate-buffered mineral salt medium. The products are formate, acetate, inorganic chloride, and biomass. The bacterium’s genome was sequenced using PacBio, assembled, and annotated. The complete genome consists of one 3.77-Mb circular chromosome harboring 3,935 predicted protein-encoding genes.

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Chen G, Murdoch RW, Mack EE, Seger ES, Loffler FE. 2017. Complete genome sequence of Dehalobacterium formicoaceticum strain DMC, a strictly anaerobic dichloromethane-degrading bacterium. Microbiology Resource Announcements 5.