Query: NC_012440:1215838 Persephonella marina EX-H1, complete genome Lineage: Persephonella marina; Persephonella; Hydrogenothermaceae; Aquificales; Aquificae; Bacteria General Information: This species is a chemolithotrophic, thermophilic hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium. This strain was collected from a deep sea hydrothermal vent on the East Pacific Rise.
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General Information: This organism is able to reduce uranium and may be useful for in situ bioremediation of uranium. An iron(III)-reducing bacterium isolated from the uranium-contaminated subsurface of the U.S. Department of Energy NABIR Field Research Center (FRC), Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. Several recent studies have verified using cultivation-independent methods that the Geobacteraceae are predominant in subsurface environments where dissimilatory metal reduction is important to the remediation of uranium and other contaminants.