NC_010531:708049 Polynucleobacter necessarius STIR1, complete genome
Host Lineage: Polynucleobacter necessarius; Polynucleobacter; Burkholderiaceae; Burkholderiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria
General Information: This strain is an obligate intracellular endosymbiont of the cilliate Euplotes aediculatus. This group of organisms is common in freshwater, comprising up to 60% of the bacteria in freshwater habitats. Polynucleobacter species are also known to be endosymbionts of ciliates. These strains live within the cytoplasm and are essential for their host organisms.