Methylobacterium nodulans ORS 2060

Names Methylobacterium nodulans ORS 2060
Accession numbers NC_011887, NC_011888, NC_011889, NC_011890, NC_011892, NC_011893, NC_011894, NC_011895
Background In 2001 Methylobacterium, which had been hitherto found associated non-symbiotically with plants, was discovered to nodulate Crotalaria, a large Fabaceae group found in Africa. Strain ORS 2060 (also known as CNCM I 2342T=LMG 21967T), the type strain for this species, was isolated from nodules on C. podocarpa from the Bel-Air area, Dakar, Senegal. It is able to use C1 compounds such as methanol, formate and formaldehyde but not methylamine as its sole carbon source, as well as more complex carbon sources such as succinate, citrate, pyruvate, glutamate and ethanol. It grows as short asporogenous Gram-negative rods that occur singly or occasionally in pairs; some are motile with one or more polar flagella. Optimal growth occurs at pH 6.8-7.5 and at 30-37 degrees C. It is strictly aerobic and unpigmented (adapted from PubMed 15545469 and (EBI Integr8)
Strain ORS 2060
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (06-JAN-2009) US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive B100, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA
(12-JAN-2009) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site Root nodules from the legume Crotalaria
Isolation country Senegal
Number of replicons 8
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Bacilli
Mobility No
Flagellar presence Yes
Number of membranes 2
Oxygen requirements Aerobic
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat HostAssociated
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name Crotalaria
Cell arrangement Pairs, Singles
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism Nitrogen fixation
Energy source Methylotroph
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No