Query: NC_014532:2268078 Halomonas elongata DSM 2581, complete genome Lineage: Halomonas elongata; Halomonas; Halomonadaceae; Oceanospirillales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Halomonas elongata DSM 2581 was isolated from a solar salt facility and is halotolerant up to a concentration of 35%. Halomonas elongata is a halophilic bacterium which uses ectoine as its major compatible solute. This organism can both, synthesize and degrade ectoine and is used as industrial ectoine producer.
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General Information: Aerobic, motile, halophilic, alkane degrader, Gram-negative bacterium isolated from oil-contaminated surface water of the Bohai Sea at the Yellow River dock at the side of the Shengli oilfield. This organims is an efficient degrader of C5-C36 alkanes. This property makes it a good microorganism for further development towards a bioremediation tool for oil pollution in marine enviroment.