Query: NC_014150:446359 Brachyspira murdochii DSM 12563 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Brachyspira murdochii; Brachyspira; Brachyspiraceae; Spirochaetales; Spirochaetes; Bacteria General Information: Environment: Host, Intestinal microflora; Isolation: intestinal contents of healthy swine; Temp: Mesophile. Formerly Serpulina murdochii, this organism is part of the normal flora of the pig gastrointestinal tract.
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General Information: Lignocellulosic biomass has great potential as an abundant and renewable source of fermentable sugars through enzymic saccharification. Clostridium stercorarium is a catabolically versatile bacterium producing a wide range of hydrolases for degradation of biomass. Together with Clostridium thermocellum, Clostridium aldrichii and other cellulose degraders, it forms group I of the clostridia. It is moderately thermophilic, with an optimum growth temperature of 65 degrees C, and has repeatedly been isolated from self-heated compost. The two-component cellulase system of C. stercorarium has been investigated thoroughly. Due to its ability to utilize the various polysaccharides present in biomass it is especially suited for the fermentation of hemicellulose to organic solvents. Some isolates have been used in Japan in a single-step ethanol-fermenting pilot-process with lignocellulosic biomass as substrate.