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 bacterium is the causative agent of Fire Blight, a destructive disease of Maloid fruit trees, such as apple and pear. Outbreaks are sporadic in the Northeast, but result in serious damage to roots, blossoms, fruit, and shoots when they occur. The pathogen overwinters in cankers or in smaller limbs. During early spring, in response to both temperature increases and bud development, the bacteria multiplies and may be seen as a yellowish ooze around the perimeter of the canker. Flies and other insects are attracted to the ooze and disperse the inoculum to other trees in the orchard. This species has recently become resistant to streptomycin, an antibiotic traditionally used in its control.