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

Complete Genome Sequence of Bacillus Subtilis Subsp. Subtilis Strain ∆6

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Complete Genome Sequence of Bacillus Subtilis Subsp. Subtilis Strain ∆6

Daniel R Reuß et al. Genome Announc. .
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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.

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

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