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: Acidovorax sp. JS42, formerly Pseudomonas sp. JS42, was isolated from nitrobenzene-contaminated sediment and is capable of using 2-nitrotolulene as a sole carbon and energy source. 2-nitrotolulene, a nitroaromatic compound, is used in the manufacture of dyes, pigments and explosives. Nitroaromatic compounds, which contain an aromatic ring with one or more nitro groups attached, are a significant contaminant in industrial soils. Acidovorax sp. JS42 degrades 2-nitrotolulene by first removing the nitro moiety producing 3-methylcatechol. The enzyme involved in this process, 2-nitrotolulene dioxygenase, has been purified and characterized.