Query: NC_016604:297687 Mycobacterium rhodesiae NBB3 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Mycobacterium rhodesiae; Mycobacterium; Mycobacteriaceae; Actinomycetales; Actinobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Country: Australia; Environment: Creosote-contaminated soil, Soil; Isolation: Estuarine sediment from Garrison Point; Temp: Mesophile. This organism was originally isolated from a case of tuberculosis although its pathogenicity to humans is in question.
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General Information: This strain was isolated from soil contaminated with gamma-hexachlorocyclohexane (lindane: a toxic insecticide) in Japan. Polychlorinated biphenyl degrading bacterium. Rhodococcus jostii is capable of degrading a wide variety of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which are toxic compounds produced by industry, and is studied extensively for this reason. This microbe is being examined thoroughly under different environmental conditions in order to better understand metabolic pathways and gene functions.