Stigmatella aurantiaca DW4/3-1

Names Stigmatella aurantiaca DW4/3-1
Accession numbers NC_014623
Background Stigmatella aurantiaca (strain DW4/3-1) is a Gram-negative bacterium frequently isolated from rotting wood and bark. These organisms have a complex development and differentiation life cycle. Single cells can be motile by "adventurous motility". When cell density increases, the organism switches to "social motility" where aggregates of cells can gather together into masses termed fruiting bodies that may consist of up to 100,000 cells. Upon nutrient depletion, the cells in these fruiting bodies sporulate. The decision to switch to social motility requires intercellular communication that is partly dependent on cellular density. Stigmatella aurantica produces a number of compounds, such as aurafuron A and stigmatellin, which may be important as anti-cancer agents. (Adapted from : (EBI Integr8)
Strain DW4/3-1
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (01-OCT-2010) Department of Ecophysiology, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Karl-von-Frisch Strasse 10,
(22-OCT-2010) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site commonly isolated from wood and bark
Isolation country NA
Number of replicons 1
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Bacilli
Mobility Yes
Flagellar presence Yes
Number of membranes 2
Oxygen requirements Aerobic
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Soil
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement NA
Sporulation Sporulating
Metabolism NA
Energy source NA
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No