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HOME > Restriction Enzymes> Sources > Rhodobacter sphaeroides
Rhodobacter sphaeroides

BioHazard Level:
1

Growth Temperature:
30oC

Genomic sources for restriction enzymes (at this website):
Rsr2I, RsaI, RsrII

Gram Stain:
Rhodobacter sphaerroides is Gram stain negative

Respiration:
Rhodobacter sphaerroides is a facultative anaerobe

Motility:
Rhodobacter sphaerroides is motile

Taxonomic lineage:
Bacteria; Proteobacteria; Alphaproteobacteria; Rhodobacterales; Rhodobacteraceae; Rhodobacter

Industrial uses or economic implications:
Rhodobacter sphaerroides is being investigated to detoxify high levels of metal oxides and oxyanions, which would be useful for bioremediation and some industrial processes.

Miscellaneous:
Rhodobacter sphaerroides can fix molecular nitrogen, synthesize important tetrapyrroles, chlorophylls, heme, and vitamin B12.
Disclaimer: This information is presented as interesting bits of information is not meant to be medical advice and should not be used to treat or diagnose any disease!


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