Pre_GI: SWBIT SVG BLASTN

Query: NC_014393:3425694 Clostridium cellulovorans 743B chromosome, complete genome

Lineage: Clostridium cellulovorans; Clostridium; Clostridiaceae; Clostridiales; Firmicutes; Bacteria

General Information: Environment: Soil; Isolation: cellulose digester; Temp: Mesophile. This mesophilic organism is able to degrade cellulose at rates comparable to thermophilic bacterium.

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Subject: NC_006177:280234 Symbiobacterium thermophilum IAM 14863, complete genome

Lineage: Symbiobacterium thermophilum; Symbiobacterium; Shewanellaceae; Clostridiales; Firmicutes; Bacteria

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.