Query: NC_014148:602864 Planctomyces limnophilus DSM 3776 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Planctomyces limnophilus; Planctomyces; Planctomycetaceae; Planctomycetales; Planctomycetes; Bacteria General Information: Isolation: Surface water; Temp: Mesophile; Habitat: Fresh water, Marine; Isolation: surface water. Planctomyces limnophilus is a member of the order Planctomycetales, a group of budding mostly aquatic microorganisms lacking peptidoglycan and representing a phylogenetically distinct lineage within the domain Bacteria. The planctomycetes share a number of morphological features, having spherical or ovoid cells which bear crateriform structures and, in some cases, nonprosthecate appendages. The is the type strain and was isolated from the surface waters of a German lake.
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General Information: This strain is the causal agent of brown spot disease on beans. It was isolated from a snap bean leaflet in Wisconsin, USA. Plant pathogen. Bacteria belonging to the Pseudomonas group are common inhabitants of soil and water and can also be found on the surfaces of plants and animals. Pseudomonas bacteria are found in nature in a biofilm or in planktonic form. Pseudomonas bacteria are renowned for their metabolic versatility as they can grow under a variety of growth conditions and do not need any organic growth factors. This species includes many plant pathogens of important crops, which makes it a model organism in plant pathology. Its natural environment is on the surface of plant leaves and it can withstand various stressful conditions, like rain, wind, UV radiation and drought. It can colonize plants in a non-pathogenic state and can rapidly take advantage of changing environmental conditions to induce disease in susceptible plants by shifting gene expression patterns.