Query: NC_011138:1005872 Alteromonas macleodii 'Deep ecotype', complete genome Lineage: Alteromonas macleodii; Alteromonas; Alteromonadaceae; Alteromonadales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Alteromonas macleodii 'Deep ecotype' was isolated from seawater obtained at a depth of 3500 meters from the Urania Basin in the Mediterranean Sea by plating. Alteromonas macleodii is an obligate marine bacterium isolated from both surface and deep seawater and often associated with particulate matter.
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General Information: This organism was named for its discoverer, Theodore Escherich, and is one of the premier model organisms used in the study of bacterial genetics, physiology, and biochemistry. This enteric organism is typically present in the lower intestine of humans, where it is the dominant facultative anaerobe present, but it is only one minor constituent of the complete intestinal microflora. E. coli, is capable of causing various diseases in its host, especially when they acquire virulence traits. E. coli can cause urinary tract infections, neonatal meningitis, and many different intestinal diseases, usually by attaching to the host cell and introducing toxins that disrupt normal cellular processes.