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: Coelomic fluid of a sand dollar; Temp: Mesophile. Gram-negative bacterium isolated from coelomic fluid of a sand dollarfish (Poronotus triacanthus) of the family Stromateidae (butterfish family), a family of fishes with almost circular bodies and small mouths. The dollarfish (genus Peprilus), is found from Maine to South Carolina, USA during the summer.