Complete genome sequence of a xanthan-degrading Microbacterium sp. strain XT11 with the potential for xantho-oligosaccharides production

J Biotechnol. 2016 Mar 20;222:19-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2016.02.005. Epub 2016 Feb 4.


Here, we reported a high-quality complete genome sequence of a xanthan-degrading bacterium Microbacterium sp. XT11, newly isolated from garden soil, China. Several genes probably involved in xanthan degradation pathway were detected as a gene cluster in the genome. The genome information of strain XT11 will be valuable for clarifying the molecular mechanism for xanthan degradation and producing xantho-oligosaccharides.

Keywords: Genome; Microbacterium sp. XT11; Xanthan-degrading; Xantho-oligosaccharides.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Actinobacteria / genetics*
  • Actinobacteria / metabolism*
  • Genome, Bacterial / genetics*
  • Oligosaccharides / metabolism*
  • Polysaccharides, Bacterial / metabolism*
  • Soil Microbiology


  • Oligosaccharides
  • Polysaccharides, Bacterial
  • xanthan gum