Sorangium cellulosum 'So ce 56'

Names Sorangium cellulosum 'So ce 56'
Accession numbers NC_010162
Background Sorangium cellulosum (strain So ce56) is an obligate anaerobic, Gram-negative bacterium. Its genome, with 13033779 base pairs, is the largest bacterial genome sequenced to date and contains 9367 predicted protein coding genes. 34.7 % of the CDS (3248 genes) have no significant similarity to predicted proteins in the databases. The noncoding regions represent 14 % of the genome. It possesses 317 ELKs (eukaryotic protein kinase-like kinases) all of which contain the 11 subdomains known to be critical for activity. Sorangium cellulosum (strain So ce56) produces the metabolite etnangien, an inhibitor of bacterial and viral nucleic acid polymerases. It has numerous enzymes with biotechnological potential, including lipolytic activities, proteases, cellulases, nitrilases, amidases and hydantoinases. It appears to encode a rich supply of S8 family peptidases, subtilisin-like enzymes that are widely exploited as additives in laundry detergents. (HAMAP: SORC5)
Strain NA
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (14-DEC-2007) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
(30-MAY-2007) Linke B., Center For Biotechnology, Bielefeld University, Universitaetsstrasse 25, 33501 Bielefeld,
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method WGS
Isolation site NA
Isolation country NA
Number of replicons 1
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Bacilli
Mobility Yes
Flagellar presence Yes
Number of membranes 2
Oxygen requirements Aerobic
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Terrestrial
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement Clusters, Singles
Sporulation NA
Metabolism Cellulose degrader
Energy source NA
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No