Acidiphilium cryptum JF-5

Names Acidiphilium cryptum JF-5
Accession numbers NC_009467, NC_009468, NC_009469, NC_009470, NC_009471, NC_009472, NC_009473, NC_009474, NC_009484
Background Acidiphilium cryptum (strain JF-5) is an acidophilic dissimilatory iron-reducing bacterium (DIRB) of the alpha subdivision of the Proteobacteria. This bacteria is detected in a variety of extreme low pH, radionuclide- and heavy-metal contaminated habitats where Fe(III) reduction is taking place, and may represent a significant proportion of metal-transforming organisms in these environments. Strain JF-5 serves as a model organism for facultative iron-respiring Alphaproteobacterium. It utilizes glucose as an electron donor with the concomitant reduction of soluble and solid-phase Fe(III). Major findings for this bacterium are a novel outer-membrane cytochrome c involved in iron respiration and a Cr(VI) reductase enzyme. (EBI Integr8)
Strain JF-5
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (04-MAY-2007) US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive B100, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA
(23-MAY-2007) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method Sanger
Isolation site Coal mine lake sediment
Isolation country NA
Number of replicons 9
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Bacilli
Mobility Yes
Flagellar presence Yes
Number of membranes 2
Oxygen requirements Aerobic
Optimal temperature 35.0
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Multiple
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement NA
Sporulation NA
Metabolism Iron reducer
Energy source Heterotroph
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No