Query: NC_007759:2315490 Syntrophus aciditrophicus SB, complete genome Lineage: Syntrophus aciditrophicus; Syntrophus; Syntrophaceae; Syntrophobacterales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Syntrophus aciditrophicus SB was isolated from sludge from a sewage treatment plant in Norman, Oklahoma, USA. Syntrophic benzoate-oxidizing bacterium. Syntrophus aciditrophicus is able to ferment benzoate when grown in co-culture with hydrogen-consuming methanogens (syntrophic metabolism).
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General Information: This strain was derived from a toluene-degrading isolate, Pseudomonas arvilla strain mt-2 (renamed Pseudomonas putida mt-2), by loss of its plasmid. Common environmental bacterium. Bacteria belonging to the Pseudomonas group are common inhabitants of soil and water and can also be found on the surfaces of plants and animals. Pseudomonas bacteria are found in nature in a biofilm or in planktonic form. Pseudomonas bacteria are renowned for their metabolic versatility as they can grow under a variety of growth conditions and do not need any organic growth factors. As they are metabolically versatile, and well characterized, it makes them great candidates for biocatalysis, bioremediation and other agricultural applications. Certain strains have been used in the production of bioplastics.