Acholeplasma laidlawii PG-8A

Names Acholeplasma laidlawii PG-8A
Accession numbers NC_010163
Background Acholeplasma laidlawii is found in soil, compost, wastewaters, cell cultures as well as in human tissues and in many animal species (birds, bovine, goat, equine, ovine, porcine, feline, rodent, primates). Acholeplasma species are capable of de novo biosynthesis of carotenoids localized exclusively in the cell membrane. Acholeplasma laidlawii is capable of synthesizing glucose using a pyrophosphate-dependent 6-phosphofructokinase which has also been detected in other acholeplasmas. Acholeplasma laidlawii and phytoplasmas are the only mollicutes known to use the universal genetic code, in which UGA is a stop codon. (HAMAP: ACHLI)
Strain PG-8A
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (08-JUN-2007) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
(21-NOV-2007) Research Institute for Physico-Chemical Medicine, Federal Agency of Public Health and Social Development of
(22-NOV-2007) Institute for Information Transmission Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Kharkevich Institute),
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method Sanger
Isolation site waste waters
Isolation country NA
Number of replicons 1
Gram staining properties Positive
Shape Cocci
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 1
Oxygen requirements Facultative
Optimal temperature 37.0
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Specialized
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement NA
Sporulation NA
Metabolism NA
Energy source NA
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No