Query: NC_013960:2440453 Nitrosococcus halophilus Nc4 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Nitrosococcus halophilus; Nitrosococcus; Chromatiaceae; Chromatiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Temp: Mesophile; Habitat: Marine. Nitrosococcus halophilus is an obligate chemolithotroph oxidizing ammonia to nitrite. It has been isolated from saline ponds.
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General Information: This organism was isolated from creosote-contaminated soil from the Champion International Superfund site in Libby, Montana, USA. This microbe, along with some others collected at this site, is able to rapidly mineralize 14C-labeled pyrene. Phylogenetic studies based on the rRNA 16S gene confirmed that strains collected at this site were distinct from one another and also from other known Mycobacterium isolates.