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Draft genome sequence of the docosahexaenoic acid producing thraustochytrid Aurantiochytrium sp. T66

Draft genome sequence of the docosahexaenoic acid producing thraustochytrid Aurantiochytrium sp. T66

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A Articles in international scholarly journals
Abstract
Thraustochytrids are unicellular, marine protists, and there is a growing industrial interest in these organisms, particularly because some species, including strains belonging to the genus Aurantiochytrium, accumulate high levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Here, we report the draft genome sequence of Aurantiochytrium sp. T66 (ATCC PRA-276), with a size of 43 Mbp, and 11,683 predicted protein-coding sequences. The data has been deposited at DDBJ/EMBL/Genbank under the accession LNGJ00000000. The genome sequence will contribute new insight into DHA biosynthesis and regulation, providing a basis for metabolic engineering of thraustochytrids.
Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (Institutt for bioteknologi og matvitenskap)
  • Stiftelsen SINTEF (Bioteknologi og nanomedisin)
Year
2016
Published in
Genomics Data
ISSN
2213-5960
Vol/issue
8
Page(s)
115-116
Publication ID
CRIStin 1355038