Cupriavidus necator N-1

Names Cupriavidus necator N-1
Accession numbers NC_015723, NC_015724, NC_015726, NC_015727
Background Ralstonia eutropha strain H16 is a facultatively lithoautotrophic, soil dwelling betaproteobacterium that is used for the production of a biodegradable thermoplastic (Biopol) on an industrial scale. It is able to grow with only H2 and CO2 as its sole sources of energy and carbon. In the absence of O2 it can also grow anaerobically using dentrification as an energy source. It also serves as a model organism for genetics and control of autotrophic carbon dioxide fixation and hydrogen oxidation. Taking advantage of its lithoautotrophic capability when growing on H2, it might be developed as cell factory in a future hydrogen-based biotechnology for the production of diverse, commercially valuable compounds such as metabolites and polymers. (EBI Integr8)
Strain N-1
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (10-JUN-2011) Goettingen Genomics Laboratory, Georg-August-University Goettingen, Grisebachstr. 8, Goettingen,
(30-JUN-2011) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site soil, University Park, PA
Isolation country USA
Number of replicons 4
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 Fresh water, Soil
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement NA
Sporulation NA
Metabolism Degrades pollutants
Energy source Chemolithoautotroph, Heterotroph
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No