Draft genome sequence of marine sediment-derived red pigmented bacteria Zooshikella sp. strain S2.1 with potential biomedical applications.


National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR), Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), NCCR Field Office, Mandapam 623519, Tamil Nadu, India; Andaman and Nicobar Centre for Ocean Science and Technology, ESSO-NIOT, Dollygunj, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744103, India. Electronic address: [Email]


The present study is aimed to determine the draft genome of novel species of Zooshikella strain S2.1, a potential red pigmented strain isolated recently from the coastal sediment of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. This Gram negative, rod shaped aerobic bacterium produces pink, yellowish-red and dark red with metallic green sheen pigmentation on agar plates. It is able to grow under NaCl concentrations of 1 to 9%. This species has antimicrobial, antioxidant, dye and food colorant applications. Whole genome sequence analysis revealed that strain S2.1 represents a novel species of the genus Zooshikella. Draft genome and 16 s rRNA sequences of this species were deposited in GenBank under the Sequence Read Archive accession number PRJNA514840 and GenBank number MK680108, respectively. Here we report the draft genome of Zooshikella sp. strain S2.1 with ~5.9 Mb of chromosomal content and ~0.34 Mb of extra-chromosomal content.


Antimicrobial,Antioxidant,Sediment,Whole genome sequence,Zooshikella sp.,

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