Micromonospora sp. L5

Names Micromonospora sp. L5
Accession numbers NC_014815
Background Species of Micromonospora are important for biocontrol and bioremediation. They have incredible metabolic versatility, among which nitrogen fixation has been added to the traits exhibited by these microbes. Micromonospora species exhibit both saphrophytic (living off dead tissues) and potentially symbiotic lifestyles, and they are ubiquitous in the environment. They are found in soils, sediments, aquatic environments--fresh water, salty pools, and marine settings as well as in the rumen of cattle and the guts of termites. Several investigators have noted that Micromonospora species have lignocellulase activity. Micromonosporas also have a unique way of making spores. The spores are highly resistant to desiccation stress and may retain viability for hundreds of years.Micromonospora sp. (strain M18) is an anaerobic Gram-positive bacterium isolate from the roots of the Casuarina equisetifolia, an actinorhizal plant that is nodulated by Frankia, in Irapuato, Mexico. This organism is able shown to fix atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia and to degrade cellulose. (Adapted from: http://genome.jgi-psf.org/mic_l/mic_l.home.html). (HAMAP: MICSL)
Strain L5
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (16-DEC-2010) US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive B310, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA
(23-DEC-2010) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site roots of the Casuarina equisetifolia in Irapuato, Mexico
Isolation country Mexico
Number of replicons 1
Gram staining properties Positive
Shape Filamentous
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 1
Oxygen requirements Aerobic
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Soil
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement NA
Sporulation Sporulating
Metabolism Nitrogen fixation
Energy source NA
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No