Query: NC_015731:2148517 Nitrosomonas sp. Is79A3 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Nitrosomonas; Nitrosomonas; Nitrosomonadaceae; Nitrosomonadales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Environment: Fresh water; Isolation: freshwater lake; Temp: Mesophile. Nitrosomonas sp. (strain Is79A3) is an aerobic, chemoautotrophic, Gram-negative bacterium isolated from freshwater lake. It oxidizes ammonia into nitrite. Nitrosomonas sp. are useful in treatment of industrial and sewage waste and in the process of bioremediation.
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General Information: This strain (TN) was passaged through an armadillo in Tamil Nadu, India, and is the only strain of this species that has been successfully produced in quantities large enough for sequencing and biochemical analyses as the nine-banded armadillo was used as a surrogate host. Causative agent of human leprosy.