Query: NC_011146:1998981 Geobacter bemidjiensis Bem, complete genome Lineage: Geobacter bemidjiensis; Geobacter; Geobacteraceae; Desulfuromonadales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Geobacter bemidjiensis Bem (ATCC BAA-1014, DSM 16622) was isolated from subsurface sediments collected in Bemidji, Minnesota, USA. This organism, like other Geobacter species, is capable of oxidizing organic compounds and coupling that to reduction of metals.
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General Information: This strain can suppress the diseases caused by Rhizoctonia solani and Pythium ultimum which affect cotton plants. The production of a number of antibiotics (pyrrolnitrin, pyoluteorin, and 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol) as well as the production of siderophores (which may affect the ability of competing organisms to obtain environmental iron) by this strain can inhibit phytopathogen growth such as the above-mentioned fungi. The genome of this organism contains a number of genes, estimated at 5.7 % of the chromosome, that encode proteins that are involved in secondary metabolism. A large number of repeat elements (REP) are also found in the genome in greater numbers than in related Pseudomonas spp.