Query: NC_014010:1392536 Candidatus Puniceispirillum marinum IMCC1322 chromosome, complete Lineage: Puniceispirillum marinum; Puniceispirillum; ; ; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Puniceispirillum marinum (strain IMCC1322) is a Gram-negative bacterium isolated from a surface seawater sample from the Western Pacific Ocean Margin (East Sea of Korea). This organism has no sequenced representatives but as a member of the SAR116 clade it is a cosmopolitan marine bacterioplanktonic assemblage. The organism contains putative CO-utilizing enzymes and has proteorhodopsin for a light-driven proton pump.
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General Information: First isolated in 1960 in Oxford, England, as an airborne contaminant growing on methylamine. This strain can grow on methylamine or methanol, but not methane. This organism is capable of growth on one-carbon compounds such as methanol. Methanol is oxidized to formaldehyde which is then used metabolically to generate either energy or biomass. These bacteria are commonly found in the environment, especially associated with plants which produce methanol when metabolizing pectin during cell wall synthesis. At least 25 genes are required for this complex process of converting methanol to formaldehyde and this specialized metabolic pathway is of great interest.