Query: NC_016616:1233555 Dechlorosoma suillum PS chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Azospira oryzae; Azospira; Rhodocyclaceae; Rhodocyclales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Country: USA; Environment: Host, Soil; Isolation: sediment, swine waste primary lagoon; Temp: Mesophile; Temp: 37C. Azospira oryzae (also called Dechlorosoma suillum) is a diazotrophic endophyte associated with roots of gramineae such as Kallar grass or several species of rice.
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General Information: This bacterium was isolated from a seawater sediment sample in the North Sea. The species is able to use Mihagol-S (C14,15-n-alkanes) as a principal carbon source. Using n-alkanes as a sole carbon source causes the strains to produce extracellular and membrane-bound surface-active glucose lipids. Phenotypic analysis showed a restricted nutritional profile, high halotolerance, the absence of fermentative metabolism, and a low G+C content. This, in combination with a 16S phylogenetic study, allowed the placing of this organism into a new genus.