Query: NC_010002:6104500 Delftia acidovorans SPH-1, complete genome Lineage: Delftia acidovorans; Delftia; Comamonadaceae; Burkholderiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: This species was isolated from soil enriched with acetamide in Delft in the Netherlands. It was originally classified as Comamonas acidivorans in 1926, and redescribed and characterized in 1999. This organism is found in soil, sediment, activated sludge, crude oil, water, and various clinical samples.
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General Information: Alkene-degrading bacterium. Xanthobacter autotrophicus is a nitrogen-fixing methylotroph, commonly isolated from organic rich soil, sediment and water. This organism uses an alkene-specific monooxygenase to convert propene to epoxypropane. This monooxygenase is also able to catalyze the initial step in the cometabolism of chlorinated alkenes such as vinyl chloride and trichloroethene. The Xanthobacter autotrophicus alkene monooxygenase and other genes involved in alkene degradation are located on a 320 kb megaplasmid.