Complete genome sequence of Lactiplantibacillus plantarum strain GA_C_14 with potential characteristics applicable in the swine industry

Sumin Ryu1, Hyunok Doo1, Eun Sol Kim1, Gi Beom Keum1, Jinok Kwak1, Sriniwas Pandey1, Yejin Choi1, Juyoun Kang1, Sheena Kim1, Hyeun Bum Kim1, Ju-Hoon Lee2
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1Dankook University, Cheonan 31116, Korea.
2Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea.

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In this study, the complete genome of <italic>Lactiplantibacillus plantarum</italic> strain GA_C_14 was sequenced and analyzed. We isolated the <italic>L. plantarum</italic> strain GA_C_14 from gajami sikhae, the Korean traditional food purchased from a local market in Gangneung, South Korea. The genome of the <italic>L. plantarum </italic>strain GA_C_14 consisted of one circular chromosome (3,196,348bp) with a guanine + cytosine (GC) content of 44.7% and one circular plasmid (40,211bp) with a guanine + cytosine (GC) content of 38.9%. The genome annotation revealed 3,083 protein-coding sequences (CDSs), 67 tRNAs, as well as 16 rRNAs. The <italic>L. plantarum </italic>strain GA_C_14 possesses enzymes involved in vitamin B<sub>6</sub> metabolism, such as <italic>gapB</italic> (EC, <italic>SerC</italic> (EC, <italic>dxs</italic> (EC, <italic>SerA</italic> (EC, <italic>PdxK</italic> (EC, and <italic>PdxH</italic> (EC Moreover, the <italic>L. plantarum</italic> strain GA_C_14 harbors the beta-galactosidase (EC enzyme required for synthesizing galactooligosaccharides (GOS). These results suggest that <italic>L. plantarum</italic> strain GA_C_14 could be utilized as a functional probiotic in the swine industry.

Keywords: Lactiplantibacillus plantarum; Swine; Whole genome sequencing