Tsukamurella carboxydivorans

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Tsukamurella carboxydivorans
Scientific classification
T. carboxydivorans
Binomial name
Tsukamurella carboxydivorans
Park et al. 2009 [1]
Type strain
JCM 15482, KCCM 42885, Y2 [2]

Tsukamurella carboxydivorans is a Gram-positive and carbon monoxide-oxidizing bacterium from the genus of Tsukamurella which has been isolated from soil near a road from Seoul in Korea. [1] [3] [4]

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  2. "JCM 15482 Strain Passport - StrainInfo". www.straininfo.net.
  3. "Tsukamurella carboxydivorans". www.uniprot.org.
  4. Park, SW; Kim, SM; Park, ST; Kim, YM (June 2009). "Tsukamurella carboxydivorans sp. nov., a carbon monoxide-oxidizing actinomycete". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 59 (Pt 6): 1541–4. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.005959-0 . PMID   19502350.