Erythrobacter litoralis HTCC2594

Names Erythrobacter litoralis HTCC2594
Accession numbers NC_007722
Background Erythrobacter litoralis (strain HTCC2594) is a Gram-negative bacterium which has been known as a bacteriochlorophyll a-containing, aerobic, anoxygenic, phototrophic bacterium. It was isolated from the Sargasso Sea at a depth of 10m. Sequencing of its genome has shown that is encodes a normal complement of genes for metabolic enzymes involved in carbon respiration and biosynthesis of amino acids/fatty acids, as well as essential genes for nucleotide metabolism, transcription, replication, and protein synthesis. However it does not contain any photosynthetic reaction center proteins, nor any CO(2) fixing enzymes, indicating that it is in fact not photosynthetic (adapted from PMID 19168610). (EBI Integr8)
Strain HTCC2594
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (19-JAN-2006) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
(21-SEP-2005) J. Craig Venter Institute, 9704 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site Sargasso Sea at a depth of 10m
Isolation country NA
Number of replicons 1
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 NA
Energy source Phototroph
Diseases None
Pathogenicity No