We report here the improved draft genome sequence of Bacillus sp. strain YF23, a bacterium originally isolated from switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) plants and shown to exhibit plant growth-promoting activity. The genome comprised 5.82 Mbp, containing 5,933 genes, with 193 as RNA genes, and a GC content of 35.10%.

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Published in Microbiology Resource Announcements, v. 8, issue 15, e00099-19, p. 1-3.

Copyright © 2019 Xia et al.

This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

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The work conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, a DOE Office of Science User Facility, is supported under contract no. DE-AC02-05CH11231. This work is also partially supported by the Hatch Project from grant USDA-NIFA-OHO01392 and OHOA1615 fund from the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and The Ohio State University.

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The whole-genome sequence has been deposited at DDBJ/EMBL/GenBank under the accession no. PRJNA243950. The version described in this paper is the first version. The associated sequence data can also be found at the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) portal with the IMG taxon oid no. 2603880214 (https://genome.jgi.doe.gov/portal/BacillusspYF23_FD/BacillusspYF23_FD.info.html).