Query: NC_009659:3384997 Janthinobacterium sp. Marseille chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Janthinobacterium; Janthinobacterium; Oxalobacteraceae; Burkholderiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Freshwater-borne small bacterium. This organism, also called Minibacterium massiliensis, was isolated from a solution used in kidney dialysis. Hemodialysis water.
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General Information: This strain was isolated from sediment contaminated with cis-dichloroethane (cDCE), a common pollutant resulting from widespread manufacture and use of industrial solvents. This bacterium is the only known organism capable of using cDCE as a sole carbon and energy source. The ability of this strain to convert ethene to epoxyethane suggests that the first step in the cDCE biodegradation pathway is the oxidation of cDCE to an epoxide compound. Bacteria that are able to grow on cDCE are rare, and have only been found in very few highly selective artificial environments. The discovery of this bacteria may provide a low cost, self-sustaining bioremediation method in areas where cDCE is a problem contaminant.