Query: NC_013174:601434 Jonesia denitrificans DSM 20603, complete genome Lineage: Jonesia denitrificans; Jonesia; Jonesiaceae; Actinomycetales; Actinobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Isolation: Boiled ox blood; Temp: Mesophile; Temp: 37C. This species was formerly classified as Listeria denitrificans, and is the only species of the genus Jonesia. It is a Gram-positive nonspore-forming, motile rod that is catalase positive, oxidase negative, and facultatively anaerobic.
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General Information: This hyperthermophilic organism was first isolated from a black smoker in the bay near Naples, Italy in 1986. This organism, like other Thermotoga, produces a vast quantity of hydrogen in batch culture. It is being considered for use in projects to utilize waste carboydrates for the production of hydrogen gas for industrial purposes. A number of thermostable enzymes such as alkaline phosphatase are also produced by this bacterium and may be of use for industrial purposes.