Query: NC_016935:3103430 Paenibacillus mucilaginosus 3016 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Paenibacillus mucilaginosus; Paenibacillus; Paenibacillaceae; Bacillales; Firmicutes; Bacteria General Information: Paenibacillus mucilaginosus (formerly Bacillus mucilaginosus), the type species of Paenibacillus, is consequently widely used as microbial fertilizer in agricultural applications due to its growth-promoting properties. P. mucilaginosus 3016 was isolated from rhizosphere soil and widely used in microbial fertilizer for most manufacturers in China.
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General Information: Paenibacillus mucilaginosus is critical silicate bacteria in the biogeochemical cycling of potassium, phosphorus, and other soil elements, and is widely used in agriculture, bioleaching, and wastewater treatment. P. mucilaginosus is able to degrade insoluble soil minerals with the release of nutritional ions and fix nitrogen, and thus it has been successfully used as a biofertilizer since the 1990s. The exocellular polysaccharides produced by P. mucilaginosus is also an effective bioflocculant, and thus plays a potential role in the treatment of wastewater and biohydrometallurgy.