Query: NC_013192:1886337 Leptotrichia buccalis DSM 1135, complete genome Lineage: Leptotrichia buccalis; Leptotrichia; Leptotrichiaceae; Fusobacteriales; Fusobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Temp: Mesophile; Temp: 37C; Habitat: Blood, Human oral microflora. Leptotrichia buccalis DSM 1135 was isolated from dental plaque. This organism is a member of the normal human oral microbial community but has occasionally been implicated in cases of septicemia and endocarditis.
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General Information: This strain was enriched as a hydrocarbon-oxidizing chlorate-reducer from the Potomac River, Maryland, USA. This organism is the first one to have the capability of benzene oxidation in pure anaerobic culture by coupling it to nitrate reduction which is of importance due to the anaerobic environments often found in bioremediation projects. It can reduce perchlorate and chlorate to chloride. This organism may be used for bioremediation as it can oxidize aromatic hydrocarbon compounds, including benzene, in the absence of oxygen. Benzene is an important pollutant, and is used in many manufacturing processes and is a component of diesel fuel.