Query: NC_005061:524704 Candidatus Blochmannia floridanus, complete genome Lineage: Blochmannia floridanus; Blochmannia; Enterobacteriaceae; Enterobacteriales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Ant endosymbiont. This organism is an endosymbiont that is associated with carpenter ants. It is related to other endosymbionts like Buchnera and Wigglesworthia. Within the ant host, the bacteria live within specialized cells called bacteriocytes in the midgut and ovaries.
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General Information: This strain is capable of degrading paraffin, n-hexadecane, diesel. Acinetobacter sp. DR1 is a diesel degrader Gram-negative bacterium isolated from the soil of rice paddies in Soth Korea. They are found in many different habitats, including soil, water, and sewage, as well as in a variety of foodstuffs. They are also members of the normal microflora of human skin, and have been implicated as a presumed causative or contributory agent of numerous nosocomial (in-hospital) infections, especially those in immunocompromised individuals. Due to their genomic versatility, these bacteria are highly adaptive to treatment with various antibiotic reagents.