Query: NC_008726:6393489 Mycobacterium vanbaalenii PYR-1, complete genome Lineage: Mycobacterium vanbaalenii; Mycobacterium; Mycobacteriaceae; Actinomycetales; Actinobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Isolated from contaminated sites exposed to petrogenic chemicals in the watershed of Redfish Bay, Texas, USA in 1986. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading bacterium. Mycobacterium vanbaalenii is a fast-growing soil mycobacterium which can degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons such as fluoranthene, pyrene, phenanthrene. This organism may be useful for bioremediation.
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General Information: Isolation: Soil from the Amargosa desert in Nevada; Country: USA; Temp: Mesophile; Temp: 28C. It is a member of the Actinomycetales that grows in dry soil or on the surfaces of rocks and monuments. Aerobic Gram-positive bacterium.