NC_009380:636000 Salinispora tropica CNB-440 chromosome, complete genome
Host Lineage: Salinispora tropica; Salinispora; Micromonosporaceae; Actinomycetales; Actinobacteria; Bacteria
General Information: This strain was isolated from coarse beach sand off the Bahamas. An obligate marine actinomycete. Salinispora strains are commonly isolated from tropical marine sediment. Members of this genus produce branched hyphae and require media which contain seawater or sodium. A survey of the cultured species identified over 90 isolates which produce compounds that inhibited cancer cells. These organisms may be a new source of bioactive chemicals for use in disease and cancer treatments. This species produces the chemicals salinosporamide A and B which may be useful for cancer treatment.