Complete genome sequence of Photorhabdus temperata subsp. thracensis 39-8 T, an entomopathogenic bacterium for the improved commercial bioinsecticide

J Biotechnol. 2015 Nov 20;214:115-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2015.09.024. Epub 2015 Sep 26.


Photorhabdus temperata subsp. thracensis 39-8(T), a symbiotic bacterium from an entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora, is a novel bacterium harboring insect pathogenicity. Herein, we present the complete genome sequence of strain 39-8(T), which consists of one circular chromosome of 5,147,098 bp with a GC content of 44.10%. This genetic information will provide insights into biotechnological applications of the genus Photorhabdus producing insecticidal toxins, leading to the enhanced commercial bioinsecticide in agricultural pest control.

Keywords: Bioinsecticide; Insecticidal toxin; Pest control; Photorhabdus temperata subsp. thracensis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Proteins / genetics*
  • Bacterial Toxins / genetics*
  • DNA, Bacterial / analysis
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Genome, Bacterial / genetics*
  • Insecticides*
  • Pest Control, Biological
  • Photorhabdus / genetics*


  • Bacterial Proteins
  • Bacterial Toxins
  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Insecticides

Associated data

  • GENBANK/CP011104