Query: NC_014625:1903277 Ketogulonicigenium vulgare Y25 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Ketogulonicigenium vulgare; Ketogulonicigenium; Rhodobacteraceae; Rhodobacterales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: This species is Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, nonmotile, with ovoid to rod-shaped cells isolated from soil. Optimum temperature range is 27-29 degrees C. Strains can oxidize L-sorbose to 2-keto-L-gulonic acid, a key intermediate in the synthesis of vitamin C. Isolated from soil.
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General Information: This organism is commonly found in soil and sewage sludge. This organism is able to survive in both aerobic and anaerobic environments due to its ability to use both oxygen and nitrogenous oxides making it a popular model organism for the study of electron transfer and and energy conservation.