Complete genome sequence of Tolumonas auensis type strain (TA 4)

Stand Genomic Sci. 2011 Oct 15;5(1):112-20. doi: 10.4056/sigs.2184986. Epub 2011 Sep 23.


Tolumonas auensis Fischer-Romero et al. 1996 is currently the only validly named species of the genus Tolumonas in the family Aeromonadaceae. The strain is of interest because of its ability to produce toluene from phenylalanine and other phenyl precursors, as well as phenol from tyrosine. This is of interest because toluene is normally considered to be a tracer of anthropogenic pollution in lakes, but T. auensis represents a biogenic source of toluene. Other than Aeromonas hydrophila subsp. hydrophila, T. auensis strain TA 4(T) is the only other member in the family Aeromonadaceae with a completely sequenced type-strain genome. The 3,471,292 bp chromosome with a total of 3,288 protein-coding and 116 RNA genes was sequenced as part of the DOE Joint Genome Institute Program JBEI 2008.

Keywords: Aeromonadaceae; Gammaproteobacteria; Gram-negative; JBEI 2008; chemoorganotrophic; facultatively anaerobic; non-motile; toluene producer.