Query: NC_011894:5787990 Methylobacterium nodulans ORS 2060, complete genome Lineage: Methylobacterium nodulans; Methylobacterium; Methylobacteriaceae; Rhizobiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Methylobacterium nodulans was isolated from root nodules from the legume Crotalaria, a large Fabaceae group found in Africa. Methylobacterium nodulans fixes nitrogen and can grow with C1 compounds, such as methanol and formate, as a sole carbon source.
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General Information: This species is associated with infections in cystic fibrosis patients. It is an important opportunistic pathogen, colonizing the lungs and associated with a decrease in long-term survival. A minority of patients with this infection may also develop "cepacia syndrome", which leads to an acute clinical decline which is frequently fatal. This species is a member of the Burkholderia cepacia complex, although it does not appear to spread from patient to patient as do the other members of the group.