Genome sequence of Xanthomonas campestris JX, an industrially productive strain for Xanthan gum

J Bacteriol. 2012 Sep;194(17):4755-6. doi: 10.1128/JB.00965-12.


Xanthomonas campestris JX, a soil bacterium, is an industrially productive strain for xanthan gum. Here we present a 5.0-Mb assembly of its genome sequence. We have annotated 12 coding sequences (CDSs) responsible for xanthan gum biosynthesis, 346 CDSs encoding carbohydrate metabolism, and 69 CDSs related to virulence, defense, and plant disease.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Polysaccharides, Bacterial / biosynthesis
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Soil Microbiology
  • Xanthomonas campestris / enzymology
  • Xanthomonas campestris / genetics*


  • Polysaccharides, Bacterial
  • xanthan gum

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AJVO00000000