Query: NC_010506:537833 Shewanella woodyi ATCC 51908, complete genome Lineage: Shewanella woodyi; Shewanella; Shewanellaceae; Alteromonadales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: This luminous species was isolated from squid ink and seawater from depths of 200 to 300 m in the Alboran Sea. This respiratory (nonfermentive) organism is able to use nitrate or nitrite as a terminal electron acceptor. This organism is motile via a single polar flagellum.
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General Information: This strain was isolated from a pinecone fish, Monocentris japonica, light-emitting organs in Japan. This genus is abundant in marine or freshwater environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas; regions that provide an important reservoir for the organism in between outbreaks of the disease. Vibrio can affect shellfish, finfish, and other marine animals and a number of species are pathogenic for humans. This organism is found in marine environments and was originally named by Bernard Fischer during a sea voyage in the 1800s. It is a symbiont in fish and squids and is responsible for light generation in those organisms, which use it as a defense mechanism to avoid predators.