Mycobacterium sp. MCS

Names Mycobacterium sp. MCS
Accession numbers NC_008146, NC_008147
Background Mycobacterium MCS was isolated from soil in Libby, Montana, USA, the site of a former lumber and plywood mill. The soil is contaminated by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), and MCS is one of several indigenous mycobacteria isolated from this site that are able to degrade high molecular weight PAH including benzo(a)pyrene and pyrene. It is a long rod, fast growing mycobacterium able to be used in soil bioremediation. (EBI Integr8)
Strain MCS
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (05-JUN-2006) US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive B100, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA
(12-JUN-2006) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method Sanger
Isolation site Creosote-contaminated soil from the Champion International Superfund site in Libby Montana
Isolation country USA
Number of replicons 2
Gram staining properties Positive
Shape Bacilli
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 1
Oxygen requirements Aerobic
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Creosote-contaminated soil, Soil
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement Singles
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism PAH-degrading
Energy source Chemoorganotroph
Diseases None
Pathogenicity No