Isolation, Identification, Whole-Genome Sequencing, and Annotation of Four Bacillus Species, B. anthracis RIT375, B. circulans RIT379, B. altitudinis RIT380, and B. megaterium RIT381, from Internal Stem Tissue of the Insulin Plant Costus igneus

Genome Announc. 2015 Jul 30;3(4):e00847-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00847-15.


Here, we report the isolation, identification, whole-genome sequencing, and annotation of four Bacillus species from internal stem tissue of the insulin plant Costus igneus, grown in Puerto Rico. The plant is of medicinal importance, as extracts from its leaves have been shown to lower blood sugar levels of hyperglycemic rats.