The re-sequencing of the soil bacterium Pseudomonas putida KT2440 genome sequence, coupled to a complete upgrade of its sequence annotations allowed us to revisit the astonishing capacities that are encoded in the genetic complement of this unique microorganism. The overall examination not only accounts for some of the known stress tolerance traits known in P. putida but also recognizes the capacity of this bacterium to perform difficult redox reactions, thereby multiplying its value as a platform microorganism for industrial biotechnology.
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