Query: NC_013166:1841446 Kangiella koreensis DSM 16069, complete genome Lineage: Kangiella koreensis; Kangiella; Alcanivoracaceae; Oceanospirillales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Isolation: Sea water of tidal flat sediment in the Yellow Sea; Country: South Korea; Temp: Mesophile; Temp: 30 - 37C; Habitat: Marine. This organism is a moderately halophilic, Gram-negative bacterium found in coastal, marine environments.
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General Information: This symbiotic and thermophilic bacterium was discovered by screening for thermostable tryptanophases in Japanese compost. Cultured growth of this organism requires the presence of another bacterial species, such as a Bacillus or Escherichia coli, which provides diffusable metabolites required for its growth. Pure cultures can be obtained by growing Symbiobacterium thermophilum in a bioreactor, separated from its symbiotic counterpart by a dialysis membrane. Because of its symbiotic nature, it cannot be cultured with conventional methods. Despite a negative reaction for gram stain, this species is placed with the gram-positive bacteria based on 16s phylogenetic analysis.