Query: NC_018721:2573897 Psychroflexus torquis ATCC 700755 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Psychroflexus torquis; Psychroflexus; Flavobacteriaceae; Flavobacteriales; Bacteroidetes; Bacteria General Information: Psychroflexus torquis is psychophilic and is an algal epiphyte. The microbe is a chemoheterotroph and requires seawater to grow and is motile by a gliding motility mechanism. Colonies produce an orange carotenoid-like pigment.
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General Information: Environment: Fresh water, Host; Isolation: Fresh water lake; USA, Louisiana, Baton; Temp: Psychrophile. This is a species of curved, nonflexible, pink bacteria. The species is of interest because it is able to grow at temperatures as low as 4°C. The species epithet is derived from slithy, a nonsense word from Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky for a fictional organism that is 'slithy' and the Latin word 'suffix' meaning '-like, in the shape of', yielding the Neo-Latin word 'slithyformis' meaning 'slithy in form'.