Query: NC_009832:1664238 Serratia proteamaculans 568, complete genome Lineage: Serratia proteamaculans; Serratia; Enterobacteriaceae; Enterobacteriales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Isolated as a root endophyte from Populus trichocarpa. This species is associated with a serious form of pneumonia in humans, and is the causal agent of amber disease in the grass grub. Interestingly, it also contains an inducible activator which promotes the growth of soybeans under greenhouse conditions.
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General Information: This organism, like other myxobacteria, undergoes a complex development and differentiation pathway. When cell density increases, the organism switches to "social motility" where aggregates of cells can gather together into masses termed fruiting bodies that may consist of up to 100 000 cells. The motility system is not dependent on flagella like most bacteria, but instead relies on twitching pili: short extracellular appendages that may function analogously to oars in a rowboat. The myxobacteria have proved to be a rich source of novel natural products. Myxococcus fulvus produces a number of antibacterial, antifungal and cytotoxic substances which are being studies for therapeutic applications.