Query: NC_008025:430487 Deinococcus geothermalis DSM 11300, complete genome Lineage: Deinococcus geothermalis; Deinococcus; Deinococcaceae; Deinococcales; Deinococcus-Thermus; Bacteria General Information: This organism was isolated from a hot spring at Agnano, Naples, Italy. Deinococcus geothermalis is a radiation resistant bacterium. This organism has been identified as a primary biofilm former on paper making machinery. The sequence of this organism will provide information on the mechanism and regulation of attachment and biofilm formation.
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General Information: This organism, like other myxobacteria, undergoes a complex development and differentiation pathway. When cell density increases, the organism switches to "social motility" where aggregates of cells can gather together into masses termed fruiting bodies that may consist of up to 100 000 cells. The motility system is not dependent on flagella like most bacteria, but instead relies on twitching pili: short extracellular appendages that may function analogously to oars in a rowboat. The myxobacteria have proved to be a rich source of novel natural products. Myxococcus fulvus produces a number of antibacterial, antifungal and cytotoxic substances which are being studies for therapeutic applications.