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: First isolated from the Potomac river downstream of Washington, DC, USA in 1987. This organism actively moves towards metal attractants such as iron and manganese oxides, which are insoluble, and produces type IV pili for attachment to the insoluble substrates. Common metal-reducing bacterium. This organism, similar to what is observed in Geobacteria sulfurreducens, couples the oxidation of organic molecules to the reduction of iron by using insoluble Fe (III) as an electron acceptor under anaerobic conditions. This bacterium plays an imporant part of the nutrient cycling in aquatic environments. The cell can also use uranium and plutonium, therefore, this organism and may be important for the bioremediation of contaminated waste sites.