Query: NC_015696:610000 Francisella sp. TX077308 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Francisella; Francisella; Francisellaceae; Thiotrichales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: The genus Francisella is composed of non-motile, aerobic rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria, many of which are animal pathogens.
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General Information: Its genome indicates a motile, sporulating, sulfate-reducing, chemoautotrophic thermophile that can fix its own nitrogen and carbon by using machinery shared with archaea. Candidatus Desulforudis audaxviator is a gram positive sulfate reducing bacteria identified in fracture water from a borehole at a depth of 2.8 km in a South African gold mine. Water from these boreholes is very old (low-biodiversity fracture water), suggesting that these bacteria have been isolated from the Earth's surface for as much as several million years.