Query: NC_009446:473960 Dichelobacter nodosus VCS1703A, complete genome Lineage: Dichelobacter nodosus; Dichelobacter; Cardiobacteriaceae; Cardiobacteriales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Causative agent of ovine footrot which results in lameness and the loss of commerically important animals. The disease is caused by a mixed microbial infection of Fusobacterium necrophorum, which causes skin lesions, and Dichelobacter nodosus, which can then invade and gain access to the deeper tissue. Once aerotolerant Dichelobacter nodosus infects, which it does through the production of a number of fimbrial adhesins, it secretes both extracellular proteases and toxins which result in damage to the soft tissue underneath the horn of the hoof.
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General Information: This strain was isolated from Oneida lake in New York, USA. Potential bioremediation organism. This genus includes species that inhabit a wide range of environments and are capable of utilizing a wide variety of electron acceptors during anaerobic respiration including some insoluble metal oxides while using very few carbon sources such as lactate or acetate. This group of organisms have been studied extensively for their electron transport systems. This organism is a facultative anaerobe that is capable of using a wide variety of terminal electron acceptors during anaerobic respiration which may make it valuable for bioremediation. Since the bacteria can reduce chromium and uranium from the liquid phase to form insoluble compounds, they may be used to eliminate these two environmental pollutants from water.