Query: NC_015958:677500 Thermoanaerobacter wiegelii Rt8.B1 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Thermoanaerobacter wiegelii; Thermoanaerobacter; Thermoanaerobacteraceae; Thermoanaerobacterales; Firmicutes; Bacteria General Information: Country: New Zealand; Environment: Fresh water, Hot spring; Temp: Thermophile. Thermoanaerobacter wiegelii was first isolated from a freswater hot spring in New Zealand. This organism is an obligate anaerobe and can growth at temperatures as high as 78 degrees C.
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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.