Draft genome sequence of Leucobacter chromiiresistens, an extremely chromium-tolerant strain

J Bacteriol. 2012 Jan;194(2):540-1. doi: 10.1128/JB.06413-11.


Here we present the draft genome of Leucobacter chromiiresistens. This is the first genome sequence of an organism belonging to the genus Leucobacter. L. chromiiresistens was sequenced due to its capability to tolerate up to 300 mM Cr(VI) in the medium, which is so far a unique feature for microorganisms.

MeSH terms

  • Actinomycetales / drug effects*
  • Actinomycetales / genetics*
  • Actinomycetales / metabolism
  • Chromium / toxicity*
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Soil Microbiology
  • Soil Pollutants / toxicity


  • Soil Pollutants
  • Chromium

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AGCW00000000
  • GENBANK/AGCW01000000