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  1. Lai Q, Shao Z
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Dec;194(24):6972.
    PMID: 23209226 DOI: 10.1128/JB.01849-12
    Alcanivorax hongdengensis A-11-3(T) was isolated from an oil-enriched consortium enriched from the surface seawater of Hong-Deng dock in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. Strain A-11-3(T) can degrade n-alkane and produce a lipopeptide biosurfactant. Here we report the genome of A-11-3(T) and the genes associated with alkane degradation.
  2. Osama A, Gan HM, Teh CS, Yap KP, Thong KL
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Dec;194(24):6933.
    PMID: 23209200 DOI: 10.1128/JB.01832-12
    The genome sequence analysis of a clinical Vibrio cholerae VC35 strain from an outbreak case in Malaysia indicates multiple genes involved in host adaptation and a novel Na(+)-driven multidrug efflux pump-coding gene in the genome of Vibrio cholerae with the highest similarity to VMA_001754 of Vibrio mimicus VMA223.
  3. Chong TM, Yin WF, Mondy S, Grandclément C, Dessaux Y, Chan KG
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Nov;194(22):6366.
    PMID: 23105092 DOI: 10.1128/JB.01702-12
    Here we present the draft genome of Pseudomonas mendocina strain S5.2, possessing tolerance to a high concentration of copper. In addition to being copper resistant, the genome of P. mendocina strain S5.2 contains a number of heavy-metal-resistant genes known to confer resistance to multiple heavy-metal ions.
  4. Chan XY, Chua KH, Puthucheary SD, Yin WF, Chan KG
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Nov;194(22):6350.
    PMID: 23105081 DOI: 10.1128/JB.01642-12
    Aeromonas is a pathogenic organism that is often found to infect humans. Here we report the draft genome of a clinical isolate in Malaysia, Aeromonas sp. strain 159, which shows N-acylhomoserine lactone production. In the draft genome of strain 159, luxI and luxR homologue genes were found to be located at contig 47, and these genes are believed to be important for the quorum-sensing system present in this pathogen.
  5. Chen JW, Chan KG
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Nov;194(22):6331.
    PMID: 23105069 DOI: 10.1128/JB.01637-12
    Dyella japonica strain A8 is a Malaysian tropical soil bacterial strain which shows N-acylhomoserine lactone-degrading activity. Here, we present its draft genome sequence. A putative quorum-quenching gene was identified based on the genome sequence analysis of strain A8. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first genome announcement of a member from the genus of Dyella, and this is also the first work that reports the quorum-quenching activity of Dyella japonica.
  6. Hong KW, Koh CL, Sam CK, Yin WF, Chan KG
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Nov;194(22):6318.
    PMID: 23105061 DOI: 10.1128/JB.01579-12
    Acinetobacter sp. strain GG2 is a quorum-sensing and quorum-quenching bacterium isolated from the ginger rhizosphere. It degrades a broad range of N-acylhomoserine lactone molecules via lactonase. The genome sequence of strain GG2 may provide insights on the regulation of quorum-sensing and quorum-quenching mechanisms in this bacterium.
  7. Hong KW, Koh CL, Sam CK, Yin WF, Chan KG
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Nov;194(22):6317.
    PMID: 23105060 DOI: 10.1128/JB.01578-12
    Burkholderia sp. strain GG4, isolated from the ginger rhizosphere, possesses a unique N-acylhomoserine lactone (AHL)-modifying activity that reduces 3-oxo-AHLs to 3-hydroxy-AHLs. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first sequenced genome from a bacterium of the genus Burkholderia that shows both quorum-sensing and signaling confusion activities.
  8. Ho WS, Gan HM, Yap KP, Balan G, Yeo CC, Thong KL
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Dec;194(23):6691-2.
    PMID: 23144425 DOI: 10.1128/JB.01804-12
    Escherichia coli is an important etiologic agent of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI). Multidrug-resistant E. coli EC302/04 was isolated from a tracheal aspirate, and its genome sequence is expected to provide insights into antimicrobial resistance as well as adaptive and virulence mechanisms of E. coli involved in LRTI.
  9. Hong KW, Gan HM, Low SM, Lee PK, Chong YM, Yin WF, et al.
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Dec;194(23):6610.
    PMID: 23144374 DOI: 10.1128/JB.01619-12
    Pantoea sp. strain A4 is a Gram-negative bacterium isolated from the Rafflesia flower. We present here, for the first time, the genome sequence of Rafflesia-associated Pantoea sp. strain A4, which exhibited quorum-sensing activity.
  10. Chen JW, Gan HM, Yin WF, Chan KG
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Dec;194(23):6681-2.
    PMID: 23144419 DOI: 10.1128/JB.01866-12
    Roseomonas sp. strain B5 was isolated from Malaysian tropical soil that showed N-acylhomoserine lactone degradation. This is the first genome announcement of a member from the genus of Roseomonas and the first report on the quorum-quenching activity of Roseomonas spp.
  11. Ngeow YF, Wong YL, Tan JL, Ong CS, Ng KP, Choo SW
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Dec;194(23):6662.
    PMID: 23144407 DOI: 10.1128/JB.01846-12
    Mycobacterium abscessus is an environmental bacterium with increasing clinical relevance. Here, we report the annotated whole-genome sequence of M. abscessus strain M152.
  12. Chong TM, Tung HJ, Yin WF, Chan KG
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Dec;194(23):6611-2.
    PMID: 23144375 DOI: 10.1128/JB.01669-12
    We report the draft genome sequence of Staphylococcus sp. strain AL1, which degrades quorum-sensing molecules (namely, N-acyl homoserine lactones). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first documentation that reports the whole genome sequence and quorum-quenching activity of Staphylococcus sp. strain AL1.
  13. Chan GF, Gan HM, Rashid NA
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Oct;194(20):5716-7.
    PMID: 23012290
    Enterococcus sp. strain C1 is a facultative anaerobe which was coisolated with Citrobacter sp. strain A1 from a sewage oxidation pond. Strain C1 could degrade azo dyes very efficiently via azo reduction and desulfonation in a microaerophilic environment. Here the draft genome sequence of Enterococcus sp. C1 is reported.
  14. Gunaletchumy SP, Teh X, Khosravi Y, Ramli NS, Chua EG, Kavitha T, et al.
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Oct;194(20):5695-6.
    PMID: 23012278
    Helicobacter pylori is the main bacterial causative agent of gastroduodenal disorders and a risk factor for gastric adenocarcinoma and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. The draft genomes of 10 closely related H. pylori isolates from the multiracial Malaysian population will provide an insight into the genetic diversity of isolates in Southeast Asia. These isolates were cultured from gastric biopsy samples from patients with functional dyspepsia and gastric cancer. The availability of this genomic information will provide an opportunity for examining the evolution and population structure of H. pylori isolates from Southeast Asia, where the East meets the West.
  15. Choo SW, Wong YL, Leong ML, Heydari H, Ong CS, Ng KP, et al.
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Oct;194(20):5724.
    PMID: 23012295
    Mycobacterium abscessus is a species of rapidly growing nontuberculous mycobacteria that is frequently associated with opportunistic infections in humans. Here, we report the annotated genome sequence of M. abscessus strain M94, which showed an unusual cluster of tRNAs.
  16. Chan GF, Gan HM, Rashid NA
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Oct;194(19):5485-6.
    PMID: 22965102 DOI: 10.1128/JB.01285-12
    Citrobacter sp. strain A1, isolated from a sewage oxidation pond, is a facultative aerobe and mesophilic dye-degrading bacterium. This organism degrades azo dyes efficiently via azo reduction and desulfonation, followed by the successive biotransformation of dye intermediates under an aerobic environment. Here we report the draft genome sequence of Citrobacter sp. A1.
  17. Ngeow YF, Wong YL, Tan JL, Arumugam R, Wong GJ, Ong CS, et al.
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Aug;194(15):4125.
    PMID: 22815444 DOI: 10.1128/JB.00712-12
    Mycobacterium massiliense is a rapidly growing mycobacterial species. The pathogenicity of this subspecies is not well known. We report here the annotated genome sequence of M. massiliense strain M18, which was isolated from a lymph node biopsy specimen from a Malaysian patient suspected of having tuberculous cervical lymphadenitis.
  18. Hong KW, Thinagaran Da, Gan HM, Yin WF, Chan KG
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Nov;194(22):6324.
    PMID: 23115161 DOI: 10.1128/JB.01608-12
    Cupriavidus sp. strain BIS7 is a Malaysian tropical soil bacterium that exhibits broad heavy-metal resistance [Co(II), Zn(II), Ni(II), Se(IV), Cu(II), chromate, Co(III), Fe(II), and Fe(III)]. It is particularly resistant to Fe(II), Fe(III), and Zn(II). Here we present the assembly and annotation of its genome.
  19. Gan HM, Lean SS, Suhaili Z, Thong KL, Yeo CC
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Nov;194(21):5979-80.
    PMID: 23045494 DOI: 10.1128/JB.01466-12
    Acinetobacter baumannii is a major cause of nosocomial infection worldwide. We report the draft genome sequence of A. baumannii AC12, a multidrug-resistant nosocomial strain with additional resistance to carbapenems and polymyxin. The genome data will provide insights into the genetic basis of antimicrobial resistance and its adaptive mechanism.
  20. Yap KP, Gan HM, Teh CS, Baddam R, Chai LC, Kumar N, et al.
    J. Bacteriol., 2012 Nov;194(21):5970-1.
    PMID: 23045488 DOI: 10.1128/JB.01416-12
    Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi is a human pathogen that causes typhoid fever predominantly in developing countries. In this article, we describe the whole genome sequence of the S. Typhi strain CR0044 isolated from a typhoid fever carrier in Kelantan, Malaysia. These data will further enhance the understanding of its host persistence and adaptive mechanism.
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