Complete Genome Sequence of Bacillus subtilis subsp. subtilis Strain ∆6

Genome Announc. 2016 Jul 28;4(4):e00759-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00759-16.


Bacillus subtilis ∆6 is a genome-reduced strain that was cured from six prophages and AT-rich islands. This strain is of great interest for biotechnological applications. Here, we announce the full-genome sequence of this strain. Interestingly, the conjugative element ICEBs1 has most likely undergone self-excision in B. subtilis ∆6.

Grant support

D.R.R. was supported by the Göttingen Graduate School for Neuroscience and Molecular Biosciences (DFG grant GSC 226/2).