Query: NC_015067:2282000 Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum JCM 1217, complete genome Lineage: Bifidobacterium longum; Bifidobacterium; Bifidobacteriaceae; Bifidobacteriales; Actinobacteria; Bacteria General Information: This organism is found in adult humans and formula fed infants as a normal component of gut flora. Representatives of this genus naturally colonize the human gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and are important for establishing and maintaining homeostasis of the intestinal ecosystem to allow for normal digestion. Their presence has been associated with beneficial health effects, such as prevention of diarrhea, amelioration of lactose intolerance, or immunomodulation. The stabilizing effect on GIT microflora is attributed to the capacity of bifidobacteria to produce bacteriocins, which are bacteriostatic agents with a broad spectrum of action, and to their pH-reducing activity.
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General Information: This strain was isolated from a sample of coastal sea water near a French Antarctic station. This organism is adapted to growth at low temperatures and reactive oxygen species by a number of putative dioxygenases and fatty acid desaturases amongst other proteins. The organism can grow optimally in salt concentrations of 1.5 to 3.5% NaCl.The genome consists of 2 chromosomes, one of which may replicate unidirectionally. Some interesting features of this genome include the lack of the nucleoid-associated gene hns, a lack of genes involved in molybdopterin metabolism, a lack of the cAMP-CAP complex, and a lack of the PEP-dependent PTS system.