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Query: NC_018870:2232857 Thermacetogenium phaeum DSM 12270 chromosome, complete genome

D: 34.5331

Host Lineage: Thermacetogenium phaeum; Thermacetogenium; Thermoanaerobacteraceae; Thermoanaerobacterales; Firmicutes; Bacteria

General Information: Nitrogen fixation. Thermophilic strictly anaerobic bacterium oxidizing acetate to CO2 in syntrophic association with a methanogenic partner. Capable of growing with various substrates such as alcohols and methylated nitrogen compounds, and to reduce sulfate in the presence of acetate. Isolated from sludge of an anaerobic digester run at 58 degrees C. Thermacetogenium phaeum is a strictly anaerobic, homoacetogenic bacterium. It is exceptional because it can use the homoacetogenic Wood-Ljungdahl (CO- dehydrogenase) pathway both for acetate formation and acetate oxidation. Acetate oxidation is possible only in syntrophic cooperation with a methanogenic partner which maintains a low hydrogen and/or formate concentration in the coculture. With this, the bacterium operates close to the thermodynamic equilibrium of substrate conversion, similar to other syntrophically fermenting bacteria such as Syntrophomonas wolfei the genomes of which have been sequenced as well in the recent past.

Number of Neighbours: 16




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Subject IslandSubject Host Description Compositional Similarity Proposed Island FlowSubject Island D
NC_013960:243884Nitrosococcus halophilus Nc4 chromosome, complete genome75.1746 %Subject ←→ Query30.1435
NC_013960:1484824Nitrosococcus halophilus Nc4 chromosome, complete genome76.633 %Subject ←→ Query30.7727
NC_013958:29548Nitrosococcus halophilus Nc4 plasmid pNHAL01, complete sequence76.2132 %Subject ←→ Query32.089
NC_016935:1868839Paenibacillus mucilaginosus 3016 chromosome, complete genome76.299 %Subject ←→ Query32.9523
NC_018870:81396*Thermacetogenium phaeum DSM 12270 chromosome, complete genome79.614 %Subject ←→ Query33.0739
NC_015172:1161000Syntrophobotulus glycolicus DSM 8271 chromosome, complete genome75.4167 %Subject ←→ Query34.765
NC_009483:1116385*Geobacter uraniireducens Rf4 chromosome, complete genome75.53 %Subject ←→ Query37.4939
NC_015690:1186545Paenibacillus mucilaginosus KNP414 chromosome, complete genome76.4185 %Subject Query48.7524