Draft genome of the xanthan producer Xanthomonas campestris NRRL B-1459 (ATCC 13951)

  • Daniel Wibberg, Rabeaa S. Alkhateeb, Anika Winkler, Andreas Albersmeier, Sarah Schatschneider, Stefan Albaum, Karsten Niehaus, Gerd Hublik, Alfred Pühler, Frank-Jörg Vorhölter
  • Journal of Biotechnology, June 2015, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2015.03.026

Draft genome of Xanthomonas campestris NRRL B-1459

What is it about?

Genome data were made available for the Xanthomonas campestris strain NRRL B-1459. Bacteria of this strain were applied when the production of the commercially important polysaccharide xanthan was scientifically analyzed.

Why is it important?

Xanthan is the commercially most important polysaccharide of bacterial origin. Besides other applications, it is frequently used in convenience food and a crucial constituent of drilling fluids applied to drill crude oil and natural gas wells.

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