NC_018581:4992952 Gordonia sp. KTR9 chromosome, complete genome
Host Lineage: Gordonia; Gordonia; Gordoniaceae; Actinomycetales; Actinobacteria; Bacteria
General Information: Isolated from soil at an explosives testing facility. Can transform hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX), a cyclic nitramine explosive. Many military ranges in the United States and Canada are contaminated with explosive and propellant residues. Of the nitroaromatic and nitramine explosives that exist on these sites, hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) has a low sorption capacity and can migrate through soil into surface water and groundwater.