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.
PubMed ID: 27222814
Journal: Genom Data
Citation: Genom Data. 2016 Apr 29;8:115-6. doi: 10.1016/j.gdata.2016.04.013. eCollection 2016 Jun.
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Authors: B. Liu, H. Ertesvag, I. M. Aasen, O. Vadstein, T. Brautaset, T. M. Heggeset
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