Query: NC_009465:29735 Candidatus Vesicomyosocius okutanii HA, complete genome Lineage: Calyptogena okutanii thioautotrophic gill symbiont; sulfur-oxidizing symbionts; ; sulfur-oxidizing symbionts; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: This strain was collected off Hatsushima island in Sagami Bay, Japan. Calyptogena okutanii (deep-sea clam) thioautotrophic gill symbiont. The bivalve marine species Calyptogena okutanii depends on sulfur-oxidizing symbiotic bacteria housed in its gill tissues for its sole nutritional support. The symbiont is transmitted vertically between generations via the clam's eggs. This anaerobic symbiosis oxidizes hydrogen sulfide as an energy source and fixes carbon dioxide into organic compounds.
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General Information: Arcobacter butzleri RM4018 was isolated from a human patient with gastroenteritis. Causes gastroenteritis in humans. Arcobacter butzleri is a member of the family Campylobacteraceae, related to the human pathogenic Campylobacter spp. and the environmental Sulfurospirillum spp. A. butzleri is mainly found in livestock and water/marine environments and can cause gastroenteritis and bacteremia in humans.