Query: NC_014328:4073714 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: Country: New Zealand; Environment: Fresh water, Hot spring; Temp: Thermophile. Thermoanaerobacter wiegelii was first isolated from a freswater hot spring in New Zealand. This organism is an obligate anaerobe and can growth at temperatures as high as 78 degrees C.