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StatusReference proteome
Proteome IDiUP000000654
Taxonomy316055 - Rhodopseudomonas palustris (strain BisA53)
Last modifiedFebruary 27, 2018
Genome assembly and annotationi GCA_000014825.1 from ENA/EMBL

Rhodopseudomonas palustris are phototrophic, purple non-sulfur bacteria commonly found in soils and water. They fix carbon dioxide and nitrogen, produce hydrogen, and degrade diverse biomass-associated aromatic compounds under anaerobic (phototrophic) and aerobic (heterotrophic) conditions. Against the background of general metabolic versatility of the R. palustris species there is considerable strain-to-strain diversity. The JGI has sequenced 5 strains in all of R. palustris. These additional genome sequences will provide a basis for defining the genetic and functional differences that can exist within the species Rhodopseudomonas palustris. The 16S rRNA sequence of each of the strains differs from that of the already sequenced strain (CGA009 / ATCC BAA-98, RHOPA) by about 2%. The more recently sequenced strains were isolated by direct plating from two different sites, one pristine and one polluted. The strains were frozen immediately following their isolation and have had minimal exposure to the laboratory environment. The strains to be sequenced differ from each other in BOX-PCR genomic DNA fingerprints. Although the strains have not been extensively characterized phenotypically, they have some obvious differences. They differ in pigmentation, in growth on benzoate, and the cells of each strain have slightly different shapes and sizes, although they all have the distinctive appearance of R. palustris.


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