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HAMAP proteomes
Bacillus coagulans (strain 2-6)

General information

Species:  Bacillus coagulans (strain 2-6)
Species code: BACC6
Taxonomy: Bacteria; Firmicutes; Bacilli; Bacillales; Bacillaceae; Bacillus (TaxID: 941639) [NEWT/ NCBI]
Description: Bacillus coagulans was first isolated from spoiled canned milk in Iowa, USA, in 1915. The thermophilic B. coagulans strains have been suggested to be superior producers of lactic acid due to their stable high performance in the utilization of renewable resources and nonsterilization fermentation at high temperature (the bacteria survives heat treatment in a batch sterilizer up to 113 degrees C). B. coagulans has also been found to be a source of many other commercially valuable products, including thermostable enzymes and coagulin, an antimicrobial peptide. Some strains of B. coagulans are able to survive in the environment of extremes of heat, acidity of the stomach, and bile acids. The bacteria grows as rods with peritrichous flagella and produces spores. Strain 2-6 has the smallest genome among the members of the genus Bacillus known to date, and is an efficient producer of high-optical-purity L-lactic acid (adapted from PMIDs 16559554 and 21705584).
Properties: Presence of flagella: Yes
Human pathogen: No
Interaction: No
Number of membranes: 1

Genome(s) sequenced

Strain:    2-6
Genome structure:
Chromosome EMBL accession number CP002472 (circular; 3,073,079 bp) (download entry)
[1] Pubmed=21705584;
Su F., Yu B., Sun J., Ou H.Y., Zhao B., Wang L., Qin J., Tang H., Tao F., Jarek M., Scharfe M., Ma C., Ma Y., Xu P. ;
"Genome sequence of the thermophilic strain Bacillus coagulans 2-6, an efficient producer of high-optical-purity L-lactic acid.";
J. Bacteriol. 193:4563-4564(2011).
Web links:
BioProject: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/61501
GOLD: http://www.genomesonline.org/cgi-bin/GOLD/GOLDCards.cgi?goldstamp=Gc01825
PATRIC: http://patricbrc.vbi.vt.edu/portal/portal/patric/Genome?cType=genome&cId=177709