Genome Sequence of the ethene- and vinyl chloride-oxidizing actinomycete Nocardioides sp. strain JS614

J Bacteriol. 2011 Jul;193(13):3399-400. doi: 10.1128/JB.05109-11. Epub 2011 May 6.


Nocardioides sp. strain JS614 grows on ethene and vinyl chloride (VC) as sole carbon and energy sources and is of interest for bioremediation and biocatalysis. Sequencing of the complete genome of JS614 provides insight into the genetic basis of alkene oxidation, supports ongoing research into the physiology and biochemistry of growth on ethene and VC, and provides biomarkers to facilitate detection of VC/ethene oxidizers in the environment. This is the first genome sequence from the genus Nocardioides and the first genome of a VC/ethene-oxidizing bacterium.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Actinomycetales / genetics*
  • Actinomycetales / metabolism
  • DNA, Bacterial / chemistry*
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics*
  • Ethylenes / metabolism
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Oxidation-Reduction
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Vinyl Chloride / metabolism


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Ethylenes
  • ethylene
  • Vinyl Chloride

Associated data

  • GENBANK/CP000508
  • GENBANK/CP000509