Query: NC_014328:1596016 Clostridium ljungdahlii ATCC 49587 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Clostridium ljungdahlii; Clostridium; Clostridiaceae; Clostridiales; Firmicutes; Bacteria General Information: This strain was isolated from chicken yard waste and is studied for its ability to produce ethanol. This acetogenic species has the ability to convert carbon monoxide into ethanol. The yield of this process has been increased substantially in the laboratory by using a dual-fermentation system. A methanogenic conversion step has also been designed for utilizing some of the waste products generated during the synthetic process.
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General Information: Isolation: Human gingival crevice; Temp: Mesophile; Temp: 37C. The bacteria are nonmotile, Gram-positive rods that occur singly, in pairs, and in short chains; the central part of the cell may swell particularly when grown on solid medium. This strain is microaerotolerant to anaerobic and grows optimally at 37 degrees Celsius. Olsenella uli (formerly Lactobacillus uli) has been isolated from human gingival crevices and periodontal pockets.