NC_016745:2229271 Oceanimonas sp. GK1 chromosome, complete genome
Host Lineage: Oceanimonas; Oceanimonas; Aeromonadaceae; Aeromonadales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria
General Information: Oceanimonas sp. (strain GK1) is an aerobic, marine halotolerant, Gram-negative bacterium isolated from Gavkhouni Wetland in Iran. It is a motile bacterium which can tolerate up to 12% NaCl. It grows at tempatures between 10 to 45 degrees C with an optimum at 35 degrees C and at pH between 6 to 10 with an optimum at 8. Oceanimonas sp. produces large amounts of poly-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) as a carbon and energy reservoir under unbalanced growth conditions. PHB is a biodegradable and renewable biosynthetic polymer which can be used in medicine, tissue engineering, and packaging materials.