NC_016803:593484 Desulfovibrio desulfuricans ND132 chromosome, complete genome
Host Lineage: Desulfovibrio desulfuricans; Desulfovibrio; Desulfovibrionaceae; Desulfovibrionales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria
General Information: Desulfovibrio species are sulfate-reducing bacteria which reduce sulfate to sulfide and are found in soil, freshwater, saltwater and the intestinal tract of animals. These organisms grow anaerobically and utilize a wide variety of electron acceptors, including sulfate, sulfur, nitrate, and nitrite, as well as others. A number of toxic metals are reduced, including uranium (VI), chromium (VI) and iron (III), making these organisms of interest as bioremediators. These organisms are responsible for the production of poisonous hydrogen sulfide gas in marine sediments and in terrestrial environments such as drilling sites for petroleum products.