NC_006300:600516 Mannheimia succiniciproducens MBEL55E, complete genome
Host Lineage: Mannheimia succiniciproducens; Mannheimia; Pasteurellaceae; Pasteurellales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria
General Information: This bacterium was isolated from a bovine rumen. Succinic acid producing bacterium. This bacterium is able to produce a large amount of succinic acid from readily available agricultural byproducts. Succinic acid is an important component in the manufacture of synthetic resins and biodegradable polymers. Mannheimia succiniciproducens can grow on media which includes whey, a byproduct of the cheese industry which is normally discarded, and corn steep liquor (CSL), which is a byproduct of corn starch production. The organism has been able to produce production-level amounts of succinic acid in both batch and continuous cultures in media containing these inexpensive components.