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Rhodococcus Genome Database - About

About this project

We are studying Rhodococcus sp. strain RHA1, one of the best characterized PCB-degraders. This research seeks to investigate the physiology of an industrially important genus of microorganisms and to facilitate their engineering for biocatalysis and bioremediation.  Our research includes elucidating catabolic pathways, stress responses, and global regulatory networks.  We are also using RHA1 as a model to understand other mycolic-acid producing actinomycetes, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which kills more people each year than any other bacterial pathogen.

Annotation and functional genomics, including proteomics, transcriptomics, targeted gene disruption and fosmid library

Eltis laboratory (
Mohn laboratory (
Davies laboratory (

Participants involved with sequencing and genome annotation:

  genome bc  genome canada  ubc

Database and website development:

Fiona S.L. Brinkman and Geoff Winsor, Brinkman Lab at Simon Fraser University

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Researcher list

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