Draft Genome Sequences of Two Novel Cellulolytic Streptomyces Strains Isolated from South African Rhizosphere Soil

Genome Announc. 2018 Jun 28;6(26):e00632-18. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00632-18.


We report here the draft genome sequences of two novel strains of Streptomyces (NWU339 and NWU49) isolated from South African rhizosphere soils. Both strains were found to possess strong cellulolytic activity and contain numerous putative cellulase genes. Both genomes possess benzoate degradation pathways, while NWU49 contains the genomic potential for enediyne biosynthesis.