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Query: NC_008593:555463:576489 Clostridium novyi NT, complete genome

Start: 576489, End: 577844, Length: 1356

Host Lineage: Clostridium novyi; Clostridium; Clostridiaceae; Clostridiales; Firmicutes; Bacteria

General Information: This strain (NT) was created so that it lacks the lethal toxin. Injection of spores of this organism into mice harboring tumors resulted in an increased immune response and destruction of the tumor tissue in a method known as COBALT (combination bacteriolytic therapy) when the spores along with chemotherapeutic agents or radiation are co-administered. The anaerobic bacteria preferentially target hypoxic cancer tissue and stimulate immune responses to that tissue. This genus comprises about 150 metabolically diverse species of anaerobes that are ubiquitous in virtually all anoxic habitats where organic compounds are present, including soils, aquatic sediments and the intestinal tracts of animals and humans. This shape is attributed to the presence of endospores that develop under conditions unfavorable for vegetative growth and distend single cells terminally or sub-terminally. Spores germinate under conditions favorable for vegetative growth, such as anaerobiosis and presence of organic substrates. It is believed that present day Mollicutes (Eubacteria) have evolved regressively (i.e., by genome reduction) from gram-positive clostridia-like ancestors with a low GC content in DNA. Some species are capable of producing organic solvents (acetone, ethanol, etc,), molecular hydrogen and other useful compounds. Clostridium novyi is an anaerobic bacterium found in soil, aquatic sediments, and intestinal tract of both animals and humans. Some types produce lethal toxins.

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SubjectStartEndLengthSubject Host DescriptionCDS descriptionE-valueBit score
NC_015578:1940097:1958000195800019608522853Treponema primitia ZAS-2 chromosome, complete genomehypothetical protein6e-27122
NC_013421:701005:7157687157687184612694Pectobacterium wasabiae WPP163, complete genomeATPase involved in DNA repair6e-1995.9
NC_015277:4358000:4373540437354043761912652Sphingobacterium sp. 21 chromosome, complete genomeAAA ATPase4e-1686.3
NC_012803:1373500:1380197138019713830132817Micrococcus luteus NCTC 2665, complete genomehypothetical protein9e-1478.6
NC_009719:1135523:1150159115015911531462988Parvibaculum lavamentivorans DS-1 chromosome, complete genomeSMC domain-containing protein2e-1273.9
NC_007908:3363902:3363902336390233669883087Rhodoferax ferrireducens T118, complete genomeABC transporter6e-1272.4