Pre_GI: SWBIT SVG BLASTP

Query: NC_012560:1260031 Azotobacter vinelandii DJ, complete genome

Lineage: Azotobacter vinelandii; Azotobacter; Pseudomonadaceae; Pseudomonadales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria

General Information: This organism was first isolated from the soil in Vineland, New Jersey, although it is found worldwide. It is a large obligate aerobe that has one of the highest respiratory rates of any organism. Azotobacter vinelandii also produces a number of unusual nitrogenases which allow it to fix atmospheric nitrogen to ammonia, a compound it can then use as a nitrogen source. It protects the oxygen-sensitive nitrogenase enzymes through its high respiratory rate, which sequesters the nitrogenase complexes in an anoxic environment. This organism has a number of unusual characteristics. Under extreme environmental conditions, the cell will produce a cyst that is resistant to dessication and is surrounded by two capsular polysaccharide layers. This organism produces two industrially important polysaccharides, poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) and alginate. PHB is a thermoplastic biopolymer, and alginate is used in the food industry. Alginate is also used by the pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa to infect the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients.

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BLASTP Alignment.txt

Subject: NC_014666:4043279 Frankia sp. EuI1c chromosome, complete genome

Lineage: Frankia; Frankia; Frankiaceae; Actinomycetales; Actinobacteria; Bacteria

General Information: Environment: Host, Plant symbiont, Soil; Temp: Mesophile. Frankia sp. EuI1c was isolated from the Autumn olive, Elaeagnus umbellata. Frankia sp. (strain EuI1c) is an aerobic Gram-positive bacterium isolated from four continents (North America, South America, Africa, and Asia) and different habitats, including dry soils with high salinity levels, steppe-like plains at 900 m, and mountain forests at 3,000 m.