Query: NC_008340:480399 Alkalilimnicola ehrlichei MLHE-1, complete genome Lineage: Alkalilimnicola ehrlichii; Alkalilimnicola; Ectothiorhodospiraceae; Chromatiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: This chemoautotrophic strain was isolated from Mono Lake in California, which contains arsenic and has high pH and salt concentrations. Arsenite-oxidizing bacterium. Alkalilimnicola ehrlichei is capable of growth with arsenite [As(III)] as the electron donor with nitrate as electron acceptor. It may be responsible for production of arsenate [As(V)] in anoxic lake bottom.
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General Information: Country: Red Sea; Environment: Marine; Isolation: Brine water; Atlantis II Deep, Red Sea; Temp: Thermophile; Temp: 45 - 50C. This is a gram-negative flexible bacterium isolated from brine water samples of the Atlantis II Deep of the Red Sea at a depth of 2000 m. Halophilic and moderately thermophilic.