Query: NC_018750:7653000 Streptomyces venezuelae ATCC 10712, complete genome Lineage: Streptomyces venezuelae; Streptomyces; Streptomycetaceae; Actinomycetales; Actinobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Streptomyces venezuelae strain ATCC 10712, isolated from soil in Caracas, Venezuela in about 1948, grows in a diffuse and homogenous manner in a variety of liquid media, and in some sporulates to near completion. This organism produces a number of secondary metabolites which may be of industrial or pharmaceutical interest. Soil actinomycete.
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General Information: First isolated in 1960 in Oxford, England, as an airborne contaminant growing on methylamine. This strain can grow on methylamine or methanol, but not methane. This organism is capable of growth on one-carbon compounds such as methanol. Methanol is oxidized to formaldehyde which is then used metabolically to generate either energy or biomass. These bacteria are commonly found in the environment, especially associated with plants which produce methanol when metabolizing pectin during cell wall synthesis. At least 25 genes are required for this complex process of converting methanol to formaldehyde and this specialized metabolic pathway is of great interest.