NC_002570:1041342 Bacillus halodurans C-125, complete genome
Host Lineage: Bacillus halodurans; Bacillus; Bacillaceae; Bacillales; Firmicutes; Bacteria
General Information: Strain C-125 (JCM9153) was isolated in 1977 and is the most well studied alkaliphilic Bacillus organism. Alkaliphilic bacterium. This organism is similar to Bacillus subtilis but is alkaliphilic, grows poorly at neutral pH, and very well at pH >9.5. This bacterium produces a peptidoglycan that contains teichuronic peptides consisting of polyglutamic and polyglucuronic acids that counteract the halophilic environment.