Geobacter sp. M21

Names Geobacter sp. M21
Accession numbers NC_012918
Background Geobacter sp. (strain M21) is an anaerobic, chemolithotrophic Gram-negative bacterium isolated from an in situ uranium bioremediation experiment in Rifle, Colorado, USA. Bacteria from this genus are of interest because of their novel electron transfer capabilities, impact on the natural environment, their application to the bioremediation of contaminated environments and harvesting electricity from waste organic matter. Geobacter species shown the ability to transfer electrons onto the surface of electrodes, allowing the construction of microbial fuel cells which produce electricity out of waste organic matter. (Adaptated from: (EBI Integr8)
Strain M21
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (02-JUL-2009) US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive B310, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA
(07-JUL-2009) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site in situ uranium bioremediation experiment in Rifle, Colorado, USA
Isolation country USA
Number of replicons 1
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Bacilli
Mobility Yes
Flagellar presence Yes
Number of membranes 2
Oxygen requirements Anaerobic
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Aquatic
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement Singles
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism Metal reducer
Energy source Chemolithotroph
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No