HAMAP proteomes
Bacillus megaterium (strain ATCC 12872 / QMB1551)

General information

Species:  Bacillus megaterium (strain ATCC 12872 / QMB1551)
Species code: BACMQ
Taxonomy: Bacteria; Firmicutes; Bacilli; Bacillales; Bacillaceae; Bacillus (TaxID: 545693) [NEWT/ NCBI]
Description: Bacillus megaterium is a soil organism that has been studied for its physiology, efficient sporulation and P450 cytochromes. Its name drives from the fact that is is about 100 time larger than E.coli. It found in widely diverse habitats from soil to seawater, sediment, rice paddies, honey, fish, and dried food. It can grow in simple media on more than 62 carbon sources out of 95 tested, including all tricarboxylic acid cycle intermediates, formate, and acetate. It does not possess external alkaline proteases, which has made it an ideal industrial organism for more than 50 years. It has been used in the industrial production of many useful products, such as penicillin amidase, vitamin B12, HIV-1 antigens and the viral antibiotic oxetanocin. Strain QM B1551 carries 7 plasmids; a strain cured of all plasmids is very like the parent strain and is a good host for gene expression (adapted from PMID 17657486).
Properties: Presence of flagella: not known
Human pathogen: No
Interaction: No
Number of membranes: 1

Genome(s) sequenced

Strain:    ATCC 12872 / QMB1551
Genome structure:
• Chromosome EMBL accession number CP001983 (circular; 5,097,129 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pBM100 EMBL accession number CP001984 (circular; 5,428 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pBM200 EMBL accession number CP001985 (circular; 9,098 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pBM300 EMBL accession number CP001986 (circular; 26,587 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pBM400 EMBL accession number CP001987 (circular; 53,865 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pBM500 EMBL accession number CP001988 (circular; 66,985 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pBM600 EMBL accession number CP001989 (circular; 99,694 bp) (download entry)
• Plasmid pBM700 EMBL accession number CP001990 (circular; 164,406 bp) (download entry)
[1] Eppinger M., Bunk B., Johns M.A., Edirisinghe J.N., Kutumbaka K.K., Riley D.R., Creasy H.H., Koenig S.S.K., Galens K., Orvis J., Creasy T., Biedendieck R., Braun C., Grayburn S., Jahn D., Ravel J., Vary P.S. ;
"Genome sequences of the industrial vitamin B12-producers B. megaterium QM B1551 and DSM319 reveal new insights into the Bacillus genome evolution and pan-genome structure.";
Submitted (FEB-2010) to the EMBL/GenBank/DDBJ databases.
[2] Pubmed=15933003;
Kunnimalaiyaan M., Vary P.S. ;
"Molecular characterization of plasmid pBM300 from Bacillus megaterium QM B1551.";
Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71:3068-3076(2005).
[3] Pubmed=14602653;
Scholle M.D., White C.A., Kunnimalaiyaan M., Vary P.S. ;
"Sequencing and characterization of pBM400 from Bacillus megaterium QM B1551.";
Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69:6888-6898(2003).
Web links:
Official genome site(s):
Other web sites:
Entrez Genome Project: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=genomeprj&cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=30165
Genome Atlas: http://www.cbs.dtu.dk/services/gwBrowser/precalc/project.php?pid=30165
GOLD: http://genomesonline.org/cgi-bin/GOLD/bin/GOLDCards.cgi?goldstamp=Gc01260
PATRIC: http://patricbrc.vbi.vt.edu/portal/portal/patric/Genome?cType=genome&cId=35839