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Draft Genome Sequence of Two Sphingopyxis sp. Strains, Dominant Members of the Bacterial Community Associated with a Drinking Water Distribution System Simulator
Gomez-Alvarez, V., S. Pfaller, AND R. Revetta. Draft Genome Sequence of Two Sphingopyxis sp. Strains, Dominant Members of the Bacterial Community Associated with a Drinking Water Distribution System Simulator. Genome Announcements. American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC, 4(2):e00183-16, (2016).
The purpose of this research was to add to our knowledge of chlorine and chloramine disinfectants, with regards to effects on the microbial communities in drinking water distribution systems. A whole genome-based approach using sophisticated molecular tools (e.g., next generation sequencing was used to assess the microbial composition and the metabolic potential in these communities. In addition, this research produced insights on the importance of certain operational parameters in biofilm-related research.
We report the draft genome of two Sphingopyxis spp. strains isolated from a chloraminated drinking water distribution system simulator. Both strains are ubiquitous residents and early colonizers of water distribution systems. Genomic annotation identified a class 1 integron (intI1) gene associated with sulfonamide (sul1) and puromycin (pac) antibiotic resistance genes.