Query: NC_018145:104303 Zymomonas mobilis subsp. mobilis ATCC 29191 chromosome, complete

Lineage: Zymomonas mobilis; Zymomonas; Sphingomonadaceae; Sphingomonadales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria

General Information: Isolation: Fermenting Elaeis palm sap; Temp: Mesophile. The natural habitat of this organism includes sugar-rich plant saps where the bacterium ferments sugar to ethanol. The high conversion of sugars to ethanol makes this organism useful in industrial production systems, particularly in production of bioethanol for fuel. A recombinant strain of this bacterium is utilized for the conversion of sugars, particularly xylose, which is not utilized by another common sugar-fermenting organism such as yeast, to ethanol. Since xylose is a common breakdown product of cellulose or a waste component of the agricultural industry, it is an attractive source for ethanol production. Zymomonas mobilis was chosen for this process as it is ethanol-tolerant (up to 120 grams of ethanol per litre) and productive (5-10% more ethanol than Saccharomyces). This bacterium ferments using the Enter-Doudoroff pathway, with the result that less carbon is used in cellular biomass production and more ends up as ethanol, another factor that favors this organism for ethanol production.

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Subject: NC_013209:2384826 Acetobacter pasteurianus IFO 3283-01, complete genome

Lineage: Acetobacter pasteurianus; Acetobacter; Acetobacteraceae; Rhodospirillales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria

General Information: Acetobacter aceti IFO 3283, was originally isolated from a pellicle (a kind of biofilm) on the surface of vinegar fermentation. Acetobacter pasteurianus is an acetic acid-producing bacterium commonly found associated with plants and plant products. This organism is used in the production of fermented foods, such as kefir, and vinegar.