Complete genome of Zhongshania aliphaticivorans SM-2(T), an aliphatic hydrocarbon-degrading bacterium isolated from tidal flat sediment

J Biotechnol. 2016 May 20;226:22-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2016.03.039. Epub 2016 Mar 23.


Zhongshania aliphaticivorans SM-2(T), a degrader of aliphatic hydrocarbons, is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped, flagellated, facultatively aerobic bacterium. Here, we report the genome sequence of strain SM-2(T), which has a size of 4,204,359bp with 44 tRNAs, 9 rRNAs, and 3664 protein-coding genes. In addition, several genes encoding aliphatic hydrocarbon degraders (alkane 1-monooxygenase, haloalkane dehalogenase, and cytochrome P450) were detected in the genome shedding light on the function of pollutants degradation.

Keywords: Aliphatic hydrocarbon degradation; Complete genome sequencing; Tidal flat sediment; Zhongshania aliphaticivorans SM-2(T).

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / genetics*
  • Bacteria / isolation & purification*
  • Biodegradation, Environmental
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Geologic Sediments / microbiology*
  • Hydrocarbons / metabolism*


  • Hydrocarbons