Complete genome sequence of the photosynthetic purple nonsulfur bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus SB 1003

J Bacteriol. 2010 Jul;192(13):3545-6. doi: 10.1128/JB.00366-10. Epub 2010 Apr 23.


Rhodobacter capsulatus SB 1003 belongs to the group of purple nonsulfur bacteria. Its genome consists of a 3.7-Mb chromosome and a 133-kb plasmid. The genome encodes genes for photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, utilization of xenobiotic organic substrates, and synthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoates. These features made it a favorite research tool for studying these processes. Here we report its complete genome sequence.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Genome, Bacterial / genetics*
  • Open Reading Frames / genetics
  • Rhodobacter capsulatus / genetics*