Query: NC_011145:3750021 Anaeromyxobacter sp. K, complete genome Lineage: Anaeromyxobacter; Anaeromyxobacter; Myxococcaceae; Myxococcales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Nitrogen fixation, Thiosulfate oxidation. As its name suggests this bacteria is capable of anaerobic growth. They are slender Gram-negative rods that exhibit gliding motility and form spore-like structures.
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Lineage: Exiguobacterium sibiricum; Exiguobacterium; Bacillales Family XII; Bacillales; Firmicutes; Bacteria
General Information: This organism was isolated from a 2-3 million-year permafrost core in Siberia, Russia and can survive and grow rapidly at low temperatures. Analysis of long-term survival of psychrophilic organisms such as this one may aid understanding of the potential growth of organisms in astrobiology. Exiguobacterium sibiricum is a psychrotolerant organism able to grow at temperatures that range from -6 to 40 degrees C. This organism is also able to survive repeated freeze/thaw cycles which may contribute to its ability to survive in cold environments.