Submitted to: Genbank
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: April 17, 2008
Publication Date: April 23, 2008
Citation: Tetrathiobacter kashmirensis Strain CA-1 16S rRNA gene complete sequence. National Institute of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information, GenBank sequence. Accession EU447156. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/viewer.fcgi?db=nuccore&id=183583688 . Genbank. Technical Abstract: This study used 1326 base pair 16S rRNA gene sequence methods to confirm the identification of a bacterium as Tetrathiobacter kashmirensis. Morphological, biochemical characteristics, and fatty acid profiles are consistent with the 16S rRNA gene sequence identification of the bacterium. The isolate was obtained from a soil sample. The 16S rRNA gene sequence shows that the strain has a > 99.9% sequence similarity with Tetrathiobacter kashmirensis. This bacterium, or perhaps its enzymes or DNA, might be useful for the remediation of contaminated waters. The most economical approach for removing many contaminants from water is to employ biological methods that require the use of microorganisms. Thus, it is important that bacteria that are capable of removing groundwater contaminates from ground and surface waters be isolated, characterized, and identified. It is also important to know what organisms may accumulate in biobarriers used for remediation.