Query: NC_014541:2978500 Ferrimonas balearica DSM 9799 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Ferrimonas balearica; Ferrimonas; Ferrimonadaceae; Alteromonadales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Country: Spain; Environment: Fresh water, Marine; Isolation: Surface sediment in harbor of Palma de Mallorca harbor; Temp: Mesophile; Temp: 28C. Ferrimonas balearica was isolated from harbor sediment from Palma de Mallorca, Spain. This organism is able to reduce iron.
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General Information: Four different strains were isolated from 2 sites, one pristine and one polluted. Environmental bacterium with potential use in bioremediation. This organism has a diverse metabolism and is capable of growth using light, inorganic, or organic compounds as energy sources and carbon dioxide or organic compounds as carbon sources. Commonly found in soil and water environments this bacterium is also capable of degrading a wide range of toxic organic compounds, and may be of use in bioremediation of polluted sites. The bacterium undergoes differentiation to produce a stalked nonmotile cell and a motile flagellated cell. In the presence of light, this bacterium produces a number of intracellular membranous vesicles to house the photosynthetic reaction centers.