Rhodococcus sp. RHA1 Genome Database

Rhodococcus sp. RHA1 was isolated from soil contaminated with lindane and is known for its exceptional ability to degrade polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a class of toxic and persistent pollutants. In addition to PCBs, Rhodococci degrade an unusually broad range of organic compounds, particularly hydrophobic xenobiotics, thus playing a key role in the global carbon cycle. The broad metabolic diversity of Rhodococcus makes them of a great interest to pharmaceutical, environmental, chemical and energy industries.

This project seeks to better understand the mechanisms by which Rhodococcus sp. RHA1 degrades these products. By understanding the organism we hope to accelerate the development of better ways to remediate contaminated sites.

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Browse the Rhodococcus sp. RHA1 genome by clicking on these maps