Query: NC_014109:393500 Candidatus Riesia pediculicola USDA chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Riesia pediculicola; Riesia; Enterobacteriaceae; Enterobacteriales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Riesia pediculicola is a bacterial symbiont of the human body louse Pediculus humanus. This organism is associated with the stomach disc in the louse and is essential for the survival and growth of the host.
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General Information: This organism (Ureaplasma urealyticum biovar 1) is normally found as a commensal organism in the human genital tract. As an opportunistic pathogen, it can cause a sexually-transmitted disease and is recognized as causing non-chlamydial non-gonococcal urethritis. It can also cause obstetric complications in pregnant women, severe infections in infants, as well as meningitis. Like other Mollicutes, it is a wall-less bacterium and has undergone marked genome reduction. This organism appears to generate ATP through the hydrolysis of urea by the urease enzyme.