Draft genome sequence of Bacillus subtilis AS2, a heavy crude oil-degrading and biosurfactant-producing bacterium isolated from a soil sample

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Here, we report the draft genome sequence of Bacillus subtilis AS2 that was isolated from heavy crude oil-contaminated soil samples from sludge pits of an Omani heavy-oil field. B. subtilis AS2 was able to biodegrade heavy crude oil and produce biosurfactant. In order to provide a better understanding of the biodegradation mechanism and biosynthesis of metabolites, the B. subtilis AS2 genome was sequenced and compared to those of other B. subtilis strains.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00969-17
JournalGenome Announcements
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2017


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  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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