Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 3

Draft Genome Sequence of the Endophytic Bacterium Providencia rettgeri MR4 Isolated from Abuliton indicum- A Salt Tolerant Plant

R.A. Bhadania, B.A. Golakiya, D.L. Akbari, M.V. Parakhia and H.N. Bhalani

Department of Biotechnology, Junagadh Agriculture University, Junagadh, India.

Received on 11 April 2015 and accepted on 10 June 2015



A halotolerant endophytic plant growth promoting bacterium Providencia rettgeri MR4 was isolated from roots of Abuliton indicum, a plant has better ability to with stand saline conditions from Kutch, India. Draft genome sequencing of Providencia rettgeri MR4 was carried out in Ion Torrent (PGM), Next generation Sequencer. This bacterium had contained genes responsible for salt tolerance in plant, including phosphate solubilisation, IAA, siderophore production, nitrate reduction, ACC deaminase activities and antagonism against phytopathogenic fungi.

Keywords : Salt tolerant endophytes, Abuliton indicum, Plant growth promoting endophytic bacteria, Whole genome sequencing.