Query: NC_014210:5683616 Nocardiopsis dassonvillei subsp. dassonvillei DSM 43111 chromosome, Lineage: Nocardiopsis dassonvillei; Nocardiopsis; Nocardiopsaceae; Actinomycetales; Actinobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Temp: Mesophile; Temp: 28C; Habitat: Blood, Host; Isolation: blood. This organism is and environmental bacterium which has been known to cause actinomycetoma, skin infections, and pulmunary infections in humans.
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General Information: This symbiotic and thermophilic bacterium was discovered by screening for thermostable tryptanophases in Japanese compost. Cultured growth of this organism requires the presence of another bacterial species, such as a Bacillus or Escherichia coli, which provides diffusable metabolites required for its growth. Pure cultures can be obtained by growing Symbiobacterium thermophilum in a bioreactor, separated from its symbiotic counterpart by a dialysis membrane. Because of its symbiotic nature, it cannot be cultured with conventional methods. Despite a negative reaction for gram stain, this species is placed with the gram-positive bacteria based on 16s phylogenetic analysis.