Xanthobacter autotrophicus (Baumgarten et al. 1974) Wiegel et al. 1978
NCAIM Number B.02401
Other Collection Number CCM 4398, ATCC 43050, DSM 3874
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Isolation source Soil and activated sludge
Isolation Type soil
Restriction Hazard Group 1
Name of Medium NCAIM 0025 - Nutrient agar 30°C, NCAIM 0065 - Glucose-Yeast Extract-Pepton agar 30°C
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Production of dehalogenases (Keuning, S., Janssen, D.B., Witholt, B. 1985. Purification and characterization of hydrolytic haloalkane dehalogenase from Xanthobacter autotrophicus GJ10. J. Bacteriol. 163 : 635-639).
Degradation of chlorinated aliphatic compounds (Janssen, D.B., Pries, F., van der Ploeg, J., Kazemier, B., Terpstra, P., Witholt, B. 1989. Cloning of 1,2-dichlorethane degradation genes of Xanthobacter autotrophicus GJ10 and expression and sequencing of the dhlA gene. J. Bacteriol. 171 : 6791-6799).
Fixation of nitrogen, chemolithotrophic growth with hydrogen (Janssen, D.B., Scheper, A., Dijkhuizen, L., Witholt, B. 1985. Degradation of halogenated aliphatic compounds by Xanthobacter autotrophicus GJ10. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 49 : 673-677).
ID checked by 16S sequencing