Clostridium saccharolyticum WM1

Names Clostridium saccharolyticum WM1
Accession numbers NC_014376
Background Clostridium saccharolyticum strain WM1 was obtained from a methanogenic cellulose-enrichment culture started from sewage sludge. The bacteria grows as non-motile, mesophilic, strictly anaerobic cells which awere straight, spindle shaped rods, approximately 0.6 by 3.0 um. Spores, which are round and terminally located in the cells, are present in cultures 3 or more days old. Strain WM1 is unable to digest cellulose, but it could use a wide range of sugars, including cellobiose. Metabolic products detected in cellobiose-yeast extract broth after 7 days of incubation include acetic acid, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, ethanol, and traces of pyruvic and lactic acids (adapted from 1982, Int. J. System. Bact. 32:132-135). (EBI Integr8)
Strain WM1
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (06-AUG-2010) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
(20-JUL-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, Illumina
Isolation site Sewage sludge in Canada
Isolation country Canada
Number of replicons 1
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Bacilli
Mobility Yes
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 1
Oxygen requirements Anaerobic
Optimal temperature 37.0
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Multiple
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement Pairs, Singles
Sporulation Sporulating
Metabolism Cellulose degrader
Ethanol production
Energy source Chemoorganotroph
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No