Query: NC_014158:1479313 Tsukamurella paurometabola DSM 20162 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Tsukamurella paurometabola; Tsukamurella; Tsukamurellaceae; Actinomycetales; Actinobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Isolation: Cases of systemic infection, usually in association with other diseases; Temp: Mesophile; Habitat: Sludge, Soil. Tsukamurella paurometabola, formerly Corynebacterium paurometabolum, was isolated from from mycetomes and ovaries of bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) and has also been found in soil and sludge. This organism has been isolated from cases of systemic infection, usually in association with other diseases.
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General Information: This strain was isolated from soil contaminated with gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane (lindane: a toxic insecticide) in Japan. Polychlorinated biphenyl degrading bacterium. Rhodococcus jostii is capable of degrading a wide variety of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which are toxic compounds produced by industry, and is studied extensively for this reason. This microbe is being examined thoroughly under different environmental conditions in order to better understand metabolic pathways and gene functions.