Query: NC_015573:1671000 Desulfotomaculum kuznetsovii DSM 6115 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Desulfotomaculum kuznetsovii; Desulfotomaculum; Peptococcaceae; Clostridiales; Firmicutes; Bacteria General Information: Country: Georgia; Environment: Animal intestinal microflora, Fresh water; Isolation: underground thermal mineral water; Temp: Mesophile; Temp: 60C. Desulfotomaculum kuznetsovii is a thermophilic spore-forming bacterium which can grow using sulfate as an electron acceptor. This organism is isolate from hot springs and oil field samples.
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General Information: Environment: Fresh water; Temp: Mesophile. This is the first cultured species of the proposed new genus "Desulfurispirillum", and the sequencing of its genome will expand the range of experimental approaches that researchers can use to characterize its metabolic pathways for energy production and understand how these pathways are regulated. This organism is notable for its ability to reduce selenate to selenite and further to insoluble elemental selenium, in a process called dissimilatory selenate reduction.