Query: NC_009454:1042592 Pelotomaculum thermopropionicum SI, complete genome Lineage: Pelotomaculum thermopropionicum; Pelotomaculum; Peptococcaceae; Clostridiales; Firmicutes; Bacteria General Information: This type strain was isolated from granular sludge from a thermophilic upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor. It was isolated both in pure culture and in co-culture with methanogens. In syntrophic association with hydrogenotrophic methanogens, this species can utilize propionate, ethanol, lactate, ethylene glycol, 1-butanol, 1-propanol, 1-pentanol and 1,3-propanediol. This is the first mesophilic, syntropic propionate-oxidizing species known which is not a member of the delta-proteobacteria.
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General Information: Isolation: Mud, thermal spa; Italy, Abano Terme; Country: Italy; Temp: Thermophile; Temp: 70C; Habitat: Fresh water, Mud. Anaerobic, thermophilic, spore-forming Gram-positive bacterium. Thermoanaerobacter italicus was isolated from a thermal spa in Italy. This organism is able to degrade pectin and pectate at high temperatures.