Thiomonas intermedia K12

Names Thiomonas intermedia K12
Accession numbers NC_014153, NC_014154, NC_014155
Background Thiomonas intermedia (strain K12) is an aerobic, moderately acidophilic, sulfur-oxidizing, Gram-negative bacterium isolated from a sewage pipe in Hamburg, Germany. It is able to oxidize sulfur and to fix carbon dioxide. T. intermedia degrades tetrathionate under oxic and anoxic conditions to trithionate and sulphate. Therefore, it is proposed that tetrathionate disproportionation is a novel lithotrophic metabolism, which allowed T. intermedia to survive changing conditions of oxygen supply in sulphur-compound-rich environments and even to grow during this reaction. (Adapted from : (HAMAP: THIK1)
Strain K12
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (14-MAY-2010) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
(28-APR-2010) US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive B310, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method 454-GS-FLX-Titanium, 454-GS-FLX
Isolation site sewage pipe in Hamburg Germany
Isolation country Germany
Number of replicons 3
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Bacilli
Mobility No
Flagellar presence Yes
Number of membranes 2
Oxygen requirements Aerobic
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Aquatic
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement NA
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism Sulfur oxidizer
Energy source Mixotroph
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No