Martelella sp. strain AD-3, enriched from a petroleum-contaminated site with high salinity, can efficiently degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Here, we report the 4.75-Mb genome sequence of strain AD-3 with its genetic feature of helping to remediate environmental organic pollutants.
Halophilic Martelella strain AD-3, isolated from highly saline petroleum-contaminated soil, can efficiently degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), such as phenanthrene and anthracene, in 3-5% salinity. Gentisic acid is a key intermediate in the microbial degradation of PAH compounds. However, there is little information on PAH degradation by… (More)