Anaeromyxobacter sp. Fw109-5

Names Anaeromyxobacter sp. Fw109-5
Accession numbers NC_009675
Background Anaeromyxobacter (strain Fw109-5) is a mesophilic, iron-reducing delta-Proteobacterium that was recently isolated from subsurface sediments (approximately 15 meters) at the ERSP-FRC in Oak Ridge, TN. The groundwater at the well had a pH of 6.09 and contained approximately 1.4 mM nitrate and 0.9 uM uranium. Optimal growth has been observed from pH 7.0 to 8.0, under anaerobic conditions but slightly microaerophilic conditions are tolerated. Electron donors include acetate, lactate, and pyruvate, and electron acceptors include nitrate and iron(III). It grows very slowly with ethanol, cellobiose and starch but cannot grow with yeast extract and peptone. Anaeromyxobacter have a high GC content (73.5%) and are distantly related to the genus Myxococcus. Based upon SSU rRNA gene sequences, the closest cultivable relative is Anaeromyxobacter dehalogenans 2CP-C with 96.5% sequence identity. (EBI Integr8)
Strain Fw109-5
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (12-JUL-2007) US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive B100, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA
(24-JUL-2007) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method Sanger
Isolation site Subsurface sediments (ca 15 m) at the ERSP-FRC, Oak Ridge, TN.
Isolation country USA
Number of replicons 1
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Bacilli
Mobility Yes
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 2
Oxygen requirements Anaerobic
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Terrestrial
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement NA
Sporulation Sporulating
Metabolism Iron reducer
Energy source Heterotroph
Diseases None
Pathogenicity No