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Query: NC_021150:4929670 Azotobacter vinelandii CA6, complete genome

Lineage: Azotobacter vinelandii; Azotobacter; Pseudomonadaceae; Pseudomonadales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria

General Information: This organism was first isolated from the soil in Vineland, New Jersey, although it is found worldwide. It is a large obligate aerobe that has one of the highest respiratory rates of any organism. Azotobacter vinelandii also produces a number of unusual nitrogenases which allow it to fix atmospheric nitrogen to ammonia, a compound it can then use as a nitrogen source. It protects the oxygen-sensitive nitrogenase enzymes through its high respiratory rate, which sequesters the nitrogenase complexes in an anoxic environment. This organism has a number of unusual characteristics. Under extreme environmental conditions, the cell will produce a cyst that is resistant to dessication and is surrounded by two capsular polysaccharide layers. This organism produces two industrially important polysaccharides, poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) and alginate. PHB is a thermoplastic biopolymer, and alginate is used in the food industry. Alginate is also used by the pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa to infect the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients.

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Subject: NC_015416:525018 Methanosaeta concilii GP-6 chromosome, complete genome

Lineage: Methanosaeta concilii; Methanosaeta; Methanosaetaceae; Methanosarcinales; Euryarchaeota; Archaea

General Information: Methanosaeta, the predominant methane producer on earth, has received little attention in recent years due to its slow growth and difficulties in culturing. Therefore, the genome sequence is a valuable source of information about this microbe and offers the most tractable approach to understanding its physiology. Furthermore, the genome sequence of Methanosaeta concilii GP-6 significantly increases our knowledge of the role of acetate-utilizing methanoarchaea in the global carbon cycle, and also allows for a more complete comparative genomics analysis of methanogenic archaea as now both genera of aceticlastic methanoarchaea are now represented.