Query: NC_009524:1627414 Psychrobacter sp. PRwf-1 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Psychrobacter; Psychrobacter; Moraxellaceae; Pseudomonadales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: This organism grows slower than Psychrobacter arcticus 273-4 at 4 degrees C, but is capable of growth at 37 degrees C, while strain 273-4 is not. Psychrobacter is a member of the gamma Proteobacteria family. This genus is commonly isolated from cold environments, including soil, sea-ice, and the skin and gills of fish. It has also been associated with food spoilage and is often resistant to irradiation used for food preservation. Psychrobacters have also been identified from a variety of human sources. The strain Psychrobacter sp. PRwf-1 was isolated from the skin and gills of Lutjanus vivanus caught off the coast of Loíza in northeastern Puerto Rico.
- Sequence; - BLASTP hit: hover for score (Low score = Light, High score = Dark); - hypothetical protein; - cds: hover for description
General Information: Ammonia-oxidizing bacterium. This organism is an obligate chemo-lithoautotroph as it only uses ammonia and carbon dioxide and mineral salts for growth, and is an important part of the global biogeochemical nitrogen cycle. It can derive all energy requirements from the oxidation of ammonia to nitrate, driving global nitrogen from the reduced insoluble form to the oxidized and potentially gaseous form (including NO and NO2 which are greenhouse gases). The energy derived from ammonia oxidation is in turn used to drive carbon fixation. This bacterium also provides plants with a readily available form of nitrogen, is important in wastewater treatment, and may be involved in bioremediation of sites contaminated with toxic compounds.