Query: NC_016943:1560000 Blastococcus saxobsidens DD2, complete genome Lineage: Blastococcus saxobsidens; Blastococcus; Geodermatophilaceae; Actinomycetales; Actinobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Isolated from a sample harvested below the surface of a calcarenite stone from a crumbling wall in Cagliari, Sardinia. Aerobic, chemoorganotrophic, Gram-positive bacterium with a strongly pigmented rudimentary mycelium. It has been isolated from calcarenite walls in Sardinia.
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General Information: This organism is a thermotolerant cellulolytic actinomycete that was originally isolated from an acidic hot spring in Yellowstone National Park. A number of thermostable endoglucanases are produced by this organism, which are useful for degrading cellulose in the production of ethanol as a biofuel.