Draft genome sequence of Sphingobium sp. strain ba1, resistant to kanamycin and nickel ions

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2014 Dec;361(1):8-9. doi: 10.1111/1574-6968.12618. Epub 2015 Jan 8.


The genome sequence of a Sphingobium strain capable of tolerating high concentrations of Ni ions, and exhibiting natural kanamycin resistance, is presented. The presence of a transposon derived kanamycin resistance gene and several genes for efflux-mediated metal resistance may explain the observed characteristics of the new Sphingobium isolate.

Keywords: antibiotic resistance; metal resistance; transposon.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Drug Resistance, Bacterial / genetics*
  • Genome, Bacterial / genetics*
  • Kanamycin / pharmacology*
  • Nickel / toxicity*
  • Sphingomonadaceae / drug effects
  • Sphingomonadaceae / genetics*
  • Sphingomonadaceae / isolation & purification


  • Kanamycin
  • Nickel