This genome report describes the draft genome and physiological characteristics of Bosea sp. WAO (=DSM 102914), a novel strain of the genus Bosea in the family Bradyrhizobiaceae. Bosea sp. WAO was isolated from pulverized pyritic shale containing elevated levels of arsenic. This aerobic, gram negative microorganism is capable of facultative chemolithoautotrophic growth under aerobic conditions by oxidizing the electron donors arsenite, elemental sulfur, thiosulfate, polysulfide, and amorphous sulfur. The draft genome is of a single circular chromosome 6,125,776 bp long consisting of 21 scaffolds with a G + C content of 66.84%. A total 5727 genes were predicted of which 5665 or 98.92% are protein-coding genes and 62 RNA genes. We identified the genes aioA and aioB, which encode the large and small subunits of the arsenic oxidase respectively. We also identified the genes for the complete sulfur oxidation pathway sox which is used to oxidize thiosulfate to sulfate.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Arsenite oxidase gene
- Microbe-mineral interactions, carbon fixation RuBisCO
- Neutrophilic sulfur oxidizer