NC_014825:137485 Ruminococcus albus 7 plasmid pRUMAL02, complete sequence
Host Lineage: Ruminococcus albus; Ruminococcus; Ruminococcaceae; Clostridiales; Firmicutes; Bacteria
General Information: Environment: Host; Temp: Mesophile; Temp: 40C. Ruminococcus albus 7 is a common rumen bacterium. This organism is able to degrade cellulose and also produces an antimicrobial compound that prevents the growth of Ruminococcus flavefaciens. The bacterium requires phenylacetic and phenylpropionic acids for maximal growth. The organism produces cellulosomes at the cell surface that are multimeric protein complexes that contain scaffolding proteins and degradative enzymes. Understanding the metabolism of plant polysaccharides may enable scientists to improve the productivity of ruminant organisms such as cattle.