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StatusReference proteome
Proteinsi <p>Number of protein entries associated with this proteome: UniProtKB entries for regular proteomes or UniParc entries for redundant proteomes (<a href="/help/proteome_redundancy">more...</a>)</p> 5,198
Gene counti <p>This is the total number of unique genes found in the proteome set, algorithmically computed. For each gene, a single representative protein sequence is chosen from the proteome. Where possible, reviewed (Swiss-Prot) protein sequences are chosen as the representatives.</p> - Download one protein sequence per gene (FASTA)
Proteome IDi <p>The proteome identifier (UPID) is the unique identifier assigned to the set of proteins that constitute the <a href="">proteome</a>. It consists of the characters ‘UP’ followed by 9 digits, is stable across releases and can therefore be used to cite a UniProt proteome.<p><a href='/help/proteome_id' target='_top'>More...</a></p>UP000000739
Taxonomy218208 - Desulfatibacillum aliphaticivorans
Last modifiedJuly 25, 2019
Genome assembly and annotationi <p>Identifier for the genome assembly (<a href="">more...</a>)</p> GCA_000021905.1 from ENA/EMBL
Pan proteomei <p>A pan proteome is the full set of proteins thought to be expressed by a group of highly related organisms (e.g. multiple strains of the same bacterial species).<p><a href='/help/pan_proteomes' target='_top'>More...</a></p> This proteome is part of the Desulfatibacillum aliphaticivorans pan proteome (fasta)

Desulfatibacillum aliphaticivorans AK-01, an alkene-degrading, sulfate-reducing bacterium was isolated from estuarine sediment in the Arthur Kill, a tidal strait, in New Jersey, USA. This heavily used marine channel provides access for ocean-going container ships to Port Newark and to industrial facilities along the channel itself, and thus is probably fairly polluted.

It is an anaerobic mesophilic sulfate-reducer that utilizes C13 to C18 alkanes, 1-alkenes (C15 and C16) and 1-alkanols (C15 and C16) as growth substrates. It activates alkanes via subterminal addition of the alkane to fumarate. It provides and interesting comparison to Desulfococcus oleovorans (strain DSM 6200 / Hxd3) (DESOH) which degrades alkanes via a different mechanism than fumarate addition (adapted from

Componentsi <p>Genomic components encoding the proteome</p>

Component nameGenome Accession(s)


  1. "The genome sequence of Desulfatibacillum alkenivorans AK-01: a blueprint for anaerobic alkane oxidation."
    Callaghan A.V., Morris B.E., Pereira I.A., McInerney M.J., Austin R.N., Groves J.T., Kukor J.J., Suflita J.M., Young L.Y., Zylstra G.J., Wawrik B.
    Environ. Microbiol. 2012:101-113(2012) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
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