Query: NC_015856:3912195 Collimonas fungivorans Ter331 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Collimonas fungivorans; Collimonas; Oxalobacteraceae; Burkholderiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Collimonas fungivorans is able to degrade chitin, a major component of the cell wall of fungi, and can grow at the expense of living fungi. Soil bacteria that are known for their antifungal activity.
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General Information: This organism (HI2424; BCC1) was isolated as part of a study to find this organism in natural environments. Samples taken from fields that were planted with onions in New York in 1999 and 2000 were examined and it was discovered that isolates were the same as ones that can infect CF patients. This species (genomovar III) is part of the Burkholderia cepacia complex, which consists of 9 closely related species, also known as genomovars. These organisms are commonly found in soil and all are opportunistic pathogens espcially in cystic fibrosis patients.