Query: NC_013730:5989387 Spirosoma linguale DSM 74, complete genome Lineage: Spirosoma linguale; Spirosoma; Cytophagaceae; Cytophagales; Bacteroidetes; Bacteria General Information: Isolation: Laboratory water bath; Temp: Mesophile; Temp: 20 - 30C; Habitat: Fresh water, Fresh water, Soil. Spirosoma linguale has been isolated from soil and fresh water. This bacterium is very pleomorphic with a cell shape appearing as filaments, helices, coils, rings and horseshoes.
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General Information: This is the type strain for this organism and was isolated from the feces of a healthy adult. Common gastrointestinal bacterium. This group of microbes constitute the most abundant members of the intestinal microflora of mammals. Typically they are symbionts, but they can become opportunistic pathogens in the peritoneal (intra-abdominal) cavity. Breakdown of complex plant polysaccharides such as cellulose and hemicellulose and host-derived polysaccharides such as mucopolysaccharides is aided by the many enzymes these organisms produce. Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron is one of the two major Bacteroidesspecies found in the intestine. This organism has been used in studies on gut microflora composition and succession.