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Ecology and biotechnology of the genus Shewanella.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18035608     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The shewanellae are aquatic microorganisms with worldwide distribution. Their hallmark features include unparalleled respiratory diversity and the capacity to thrive at low temperatures. As a genus the shewanellae are physiologically diverse, and this review provides an overview of the varied roles they serve in the environment and describes what is known about how they might survive in such extreme and harsh environments. In light of their fascinating physiology, these organisms have several biotechnological uses, from bioremediation of chlorinated compounds, radionuclides, and other environmental pollutants to energy-generating biocatalysis. The ecology and biotechnology of these organisms are intertwined, with genomics playing a key role in our understanding of their physiology.
Heidi H Hau; Jeffrey A Gralnick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annual review of microbiology     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0066-4227     ISO Abbreviation:  Annu. Rev. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-21     Completed Date:  2007-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372370     Medline TA:  Annu Rev Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  237-58     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology and The BioTechnology Institute, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biodegradation, Environmental
Fatty Acids, Omega-3 / biosynthesis
Oxygen Consumption
Shewanella / isolation & purification,  physiology*
Systems Biology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids, Omega-3

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