Genome Sequence of Nitrosomonas sp. Strain AL212, an Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacterium Sensitive to High Levels of Ammonia

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  • Nitrosomonas sp. strain AL212 is an obligate chemolithotrophic ammonia-oxidizing bacterium (AOB) that was originally isolated in 1997 by Yuichi Suwa and colleagues. This organism belongs to Nitrosomonas cluster 6A, which is characterized by sensitivity to high ammonia concentrations, higher substrate affinity (lower K[subscript m]), and lower maximum growth rates than strains in Nitrosomonas cluster 7, which includes Nitrosomonas europaea and Nitrosomonas eutropha. Genome-informed studies of this ammonia-sensitive cohort of AOB are needed, as these bacteria are found in freshwater environments, drinking water supplies, wastewater treatment systems, and soils worldwide.
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  • Suwa, Y., Chertkov, O., Held, B., Bruce, D., Detter, J. C., Detter, J. C., . . . . (2011). Genome sequence of nitrosomonas sp. strain AL212, an ammonia-oxidizing bacterium sensitive to high levels of ammonia. Journal of Bacteriology, 193(18), 5047-5048. doi: 10.1128/JB.05521-11
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  • This collaborative project was supported by NSF Research Coordination Network grant 0541797 from the National Science Foundation. Y. Suwa was supported by internal funds. J. M. Norton was supported by the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station, project number UTA00371. M.G. Klotz received incentive funds from the University of Louisville. L.Y. Stein was supported by a grant from NSERC. The work conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under contract no. DE-AC02-05CH11231.
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