Complete genome sequence of Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6, a degrader of lignin-derived biaryls and monoaryls

J Bacteriol. 2012 Jan;194(2):534-5. doi: 10.1128/JB.06254-11.


Sphingobium sp. strain SYK-6 is able to grow on an extensive variety of lignin-derived biaryls and monoaryls, and the catabolic genes for these compounds are useful for the production of industrially valuable metabolites from lignin. Here we report the complete nucleotide sequence of the SYK-6 genome which consists of the 4,199,332-bp-long chromosome and the 148,801-bp-long plasmid.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Lignin / chemistry*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Sphingomonadaceae / genetics*
  • Sphingomonadaceae / metabolism*


  • Lignin

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AP012222
  • GENBANK/AP012223