Genome-guided Investigation of Antibiotic Substances produced by Allosalinactinospora lopnorensis CA15-2(T) from Lop Nor region, China
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AbstractMicrobial secondary metabolites are valuable resources for novel drug discovery. In particular, actinomycetes expressed a range of antibiotics against a spectrum of bacteria. In genus level, strain Allosalinactinospora lopnorensis CA15-2(T) is the first new actinomycete isolated from the Lop Nor region, China. Antimicrobial assays revealed that the strain could inhibit the growth of certain types of bacteria, including Acinetobacter baumannii and Staphylococcus aureus, highlighting its clinical significance. Here we report the 5,894,259 base pairs genome of the strain, containing 5,662 predicted genes, and 832 of them cannot be detected by sequence similarity-based methods, suggesting the new species may carry a novel gene pool. Furthermore, our genome-mining investigation reveals that A. lopnorensis CA15-2(T) contains 17 gene clusters coding for known or novel secondary metabolites. Meanwhile, at least six secondary metabolites were disclosed from ethyl acetate (EA) extract of the fermentation broth of the strain by high-resolution UPLC-MS. Compared with reported clusters of other species, many new genes were found in clusters, and the physical chromosomal location and order of genes in the clusters are distinct. This study presents evidence in support of A. lopnorensis CA15-2(T) as a potent natural products source for drug discovery.
All Author(s) ListHuang C, Leung RK, Guo M, Tuo L, Guo L, Yew WW, Lou I, Lee SM, Sun C.
Journal nameScientific Reports
Volume Number6
PublisherNature Publishing Group
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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