[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Paenibacillus mucilaginosus is a ubiquitous functional bacterium in microbial fertilizer. Here we report the complete sequence of P. mucilaginosus 3016. Multiple sets of functional genes have been found in the genome. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first announcement about the complete genome sequence of a P. mucilaginosus strain.
Journal of bacteriology 05/2012; 194(10):2777-8. · 3.94 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Paenibacillus mucilaginosus is widely used as microbial fertilizers, therefore, rapid identification of this species by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is necessary for detection and ecological evaluation of microbial fertilizer.
A species-specific primer pair of P. mucilaginosus, orf06701-F(5'-ATGGAGGAAACATGGGGTGA-3')/orf06701-R (5'-TCAGGAATGAAGGCCCCCTT-3') was designed. Optimization of PCR, specificity and sensitivity determination were followed and the rapid identification was established.
A single band with 333 bp was consistently amplified from all the strains of P. mucilaginosus tested and negative results were obtained from all the reference strains, such as other strains of Paenibacillus and Bacillus. The PCR detection limitation was 400 - 1000 cells per assay, indicating the sensitivity of the rapid culture-PCR method. To verify the rapid identification, soil was sampled and cultured. Five of 11 soil isolates were rapidly identified as P. mucilaginosus by the method, and the similarity of 333bp sequences were 100%.
The methods can be used in the rapid identification of P. mucilaginosus and the results will provide technical supports for the detection and ecological evaluation of microbial fertilizer.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Paenibacillus polymyxa SC2 is an important plant growth-promoting rhizobacterium (PGPR). Here, we report the complete genome sequence of P. polymyxa SC2. Multiple sets of functional genes have been found in the genome. As far as we know, this is the first complete genome sequence of Paenibacillus polymyxa.
Journal of bacteriology 10/2010; 193(1):311-2. · 3.94 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: To discriminate the strains of Bacillus subtilis group including B. subtilis, B. amyloliquefaciens, B. licheniformis, and B. pumilus, a rapid and accurate distinguishing method is essential for the identification of the target strains to ensure the quality and safety of microbial fertilizers.
By analyzing unique nucleotide sequences of the rpoA, gyrA and 16S rDNA genes, 4 pairs of species-specific primers were optimized and the multiplex PCR was developed to discriminate and identify B. subtilis, B. amyloliquefaciens, B. licheniformis and B. pumilus.
Thirty-three reference strains belonging to three genera of Bacillus, Paenibacillus and Brevibacillus were tested and the anticipated results appeared except for four species with cross amplification results with the primers of B. pumilus. However, the four species can be easily discriminated by morphology characters. In addition, the multiplex-PCR results of 23 strains of B. subtilis group isolated from MF products were identical with the biochemical assay.
The newly constructed multiplex-PCR assay is species-specific and effective. This method can be used to detect and identify the strains of B. subtilis group from microbial fertilizers products.