NC_011979:1128986 Geobacter sp. FRC-32, complete genome
Host Lineage: Geobacter daltonii; Geobacter; Geobacteraceae; Desulfuromonadales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria
General Information: This organism is able to reduce uranium and may be useful for in situ bioremediation of uranium. An iron(III)-reducing bacterium isolated from the uranium-contaminated subsurface of the U.S. Department of Energy NABIR Field Research Center (FRC), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. Several recent studies have verified using cultivation-independent methods that the Geobacteraceae are predominant in subsurface environments where dissimilatory metal reduction is important to the remediation of uranium and other contaminants.