NC_008254:2496622 Mesorhizobium sp. BNC1, complete genome
Host Lineage: Chelativorans; Chelativorans; Phyllobacteriaceae; Rhizobiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria
General Information: This organism was isolated from a mixed-culture enriched from sewage using the chelating agent EDTA (binds divalent cations - ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid) as the sole carbon and nitrogen source. EDTA is often found at toxic waste sites where it is bound to metals and radionuclides, which affects bioremediation efforts. This bacterium is capable of EDTA degradation by itself.