Genome sequence of Rhodococcus erythropolis XP, a biodesulfurizing bacterium with industrial potential

J Bacteriol. 2011 Nov;193(22):6422-3. doi: 10.1128/JB.06154-11.


Rhodococcus erythropolis strains have shown excellent characteristics in petroleum oil biodesulfurization. Here we present the first announcement of the draft genome sequence of an efficient biodesulfurizing bacterium named R. erythropolis XP (7,229,582 bp). The biodesulfurizing genes dszABC are located on a plasmid, while the flavin reductase gene dszD is located on the chromosome.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Proteins / genetics
  • Bacterial Proteins / metabolism
  • Base Sequence
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Rhodococcus / genetics*
  • Rhodococcus / metabolism
  • Sulfur / metabolism*


  • Bacterial Proteins
  • Sulfur

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AGCF00000000
  • GENBANK/AGCF01000000