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Rhodococcus opacus

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Rhodococcus opacus Klatte et al. 1995  

IEGM 262

Coidentity: BIM B-1158, VKPM AC911

<- 1989, I.B. Ivshina, IEGM, 14F <- A.S. Samsonova, INMI NANB, 14F. Received as: Rhodococcus erythropolis. Until 1999 preserved as Rhodococcus erhythropolis. Isolated from:  soil, lavsan (polyether fibre) production, Belarus. Taxonomy/description: shows positive result with Rhodococcus opacus primers in species-specific PCR (245). Properties: adheres to liquid hydrocarbons (n-hexadecane) (320), to n-docosane, n-hexacosane, n-octacosane, n-nonacosane, n-hentriacontane, anthracene, and phenanthrene, and uses these hydrocarbons as a sole carbon and energy source (409); resistant to Pb2+ (5.0 mM). (Medium 2 or 8, 28oC).

Medium: 2, 8

Reference(s): 92, 245, 257, 284, 320, 409