Genome sequence of Sphingomonas elodea ATCC 31461, a highly productive industrial strain of gellan gum.

@article{Gai2011GenomeSO,
  title={Genome sequence of Sphingomonas elodea ATCC 31461, a highly productive industrial strain of gellan gum.},
  author={Zhonghui Gai and Xia Wang and Xiaoyun Zhang and Fei Su and Xiaoyu Wang and Hongzhi Tang and Cui Tai and Fei Tao and Cuiqing Ma and Ping Xu},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2011},
  volume={193 24},
  pages={7015-6}
}
The commercial gelling agent gellan gum is a heteropolysaccharide produced by Sphingomonas elodea ATCC 31461. However, the genes involved in the biosynthesis, regulation, and modification of gellan gum have not been fully characterized. Here we describe the draft genome sequence of stain ATCC 31461 and major findings from its annotation.