Query: NC_014484:762710 Spirochaeta thermophila DSM 6192 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Spirochaeta thermophila; Spirochaeta; Spirochaetaceae; Spirochaetales; Spirochaetes; Bacteria General Information: Strain DSM 6192 was isolated from brackish thermal Spring RI 19 on the edge of Green Lake on Raoul Island in the Kermadec archipelago about 1000 km northeast of New Zealand. Spirochaeta thermophila is a thermophilic obligately anaerobic spirochete. This organism has been isolated from brackish and marine hot springs.
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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.