Query: NC_013522:991649 Thermanaerovibrio acidaminovorans DSM 6589, complete genome Lineage: Thermanaerovibrio acidaminovorans; Thermanaerovibrio; Synergistaceae; Synergistales; Synergistetes; Bacteria General Information: Isolation: Upflow anaerobic sludge bed reactor of a sugar refinery in Netherlands; Country: Netherlands; Temp: Thermophile; Temp: 55C; Habitat: Sludge. A strictly anaerobic, motile, non-spore-forming, thermophilic Gram-negative bacterium. Thermanaerovibrio acidaminovorans formerly Selenomonas acidaminovorans, can be isolated from methanogenic sludge and is able to ferment amino acids and carbohydrates.
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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.