Genome sequence of Blastococcus saxobsidens DD2, a stone-inhabiting bacterium

Bessem Chouaia, Elena Crotti, Lorenzo Brusetti, Daniele Daffonchio, Imen Essoussi, Imen Nouioui, Imed Sbissi, Faten Ghodhbane-Gtari, Maher Gtari, Benoit Vacherie, Valérie Barbe, Claudine Médigue, Jerome Gury, Petar Pujic, Philippe Normand*

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Members of the genus Blastococcus have been isolated from sandstone monuments, as well as from sea, soil, plant, and snow samples. We report here the genome sequence of a member of this genus, Blastococcus saxobsidens strain DD2, isolated from below the surface of a Sardinian wall calcarenite stone sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2752-2753
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology


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