P2 Genome sequencing of bacteria isolated from the Arctic marine environment

P2 Genome sequencing of bacteria isolated from the Arctic marine environment (selected for oral presentation)

 

Hege Lynum Pedersen Researcher University of Tromsø, Norway

p2 Genome sequencing of bacteria isolated from the Arctic marine environment (selected for oral presentation)

We are exploring the marine arctic environment in search for bacteria with biotechnological potential. The high diversity of marine micro- organisms, many of which are adapted to various extreme conditions, represents a huge resource with high potential for exploitation of biomolecules.

We have participated in several research expeditions along the Norwegian coast, and collected samples from the coastline of Lofoten up to the permanent ice-front north of Sval- bard. To date, more than 1500 bacteria have been isolated from water, sediment and biota samples.
From these isolates we have selected 12 bacteria to genome sequence based on a few criteria: their temperature tolerance, phyloge- netic novelty, enzyme secretion, frequency of isolation, and metabolic potential. The genome sequenced bacteria belong to the genera Rhodococcus, Pseudoalteromonas, Psychroba- cillus, Shewanella, Halomonas, Marinobacter, Psychromonas, Polaribacter, Thalassospira, Knoellia, Arthrobacter and Streptomyces. 
Poster and presentation is not available