Methylobacillus flagellatus KT

Names Methylobacillus flagellatus KT
Accession numbers NC_007947
Background Methylobacillus flagellatus strain KT. This organism contains multiple formaldehyde degradation pathways including a ribulose monophosphate (RMP) cycle and a linear pathway utilizing tetrahydromethanopterin-dependent enzymes. Degradation of formaldehydge is part of the process of incorporating carbon into the cell, and as this organism is an obligate methylotroph and can only utilize methanol and methylamine as the sole carbon and energy sources, conversion of intermediates is both an important part of the growth of cell and an exploitable process for industrial purposes. This strain was isolated from activated sludge found at the wastewater treatment plant in Moscow, Russia and is the fastest growing methylotroph discovered. The fast growth and conversion rate make it useful in industrial production of biomolecules. (NCBI BioProject: bp_list[1])
Strain KT
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (11-APR-2006) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
(14-MAR-2006) US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive B100, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method Sanger
Isolation site Activated sludge found at the wastewater treatment plant in Moscow Russia
Isolation country Russia
Number of replicons 1
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Bacilli
Mobility Yes
Flagellar presence Yes
Number of membranes 2
Oxygen requirements Aerobic
Optimal temperature 30.0
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Specialized
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement Singles
Sporulation NA
Metabolism NA
Energy source NA
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No