Photobacterium profundum

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Higher order taxonomy:

Bacteria; Proteobacteria, Gammaproteobacteria; Vibrionales; Vibrionaceae; Photobacterium


Flagella of Photobacterium profundum. From

Presence of flagella: Yes

Interaction: No

Number of membranes: 2

Number of inteins: 0

Genetic code: Translation table 11 (Bacterial and Plant Plastid)

Taxonomy ID: 298386

Rank: no rank

Other names:

deep-sea eubacterium SS9; Photobacterium sp. (strain SS9); Photobacterium sp. SS9; Photobacterium SS9; Photobacterium profundum strain SS9; Photobacterium profundum str. SS9

Description and significance

Genome structure

Cell structure and metabolism



Application to Biotechnology

Current Research

Eric Allen, Assistant Professor of Marine Biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego is conducting a research on Photobacterium profundum. Allen’s recent publications are listed below:

• 1999. "Monounsaturated but not polyunsaturated fatty acids are required for growth of the deep-sea bacterium Photobacterium profundum SS9 at high pressure and low temperature" Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 65, 1710-1720.

• 2000. "FabF is required for piezoregulation of cis-vaccenic acid levels and piezophilic growth of the deep-sea bacterium, Photobacterium profundum strain SS9" J. Bacteriol. 182, 1264-1271. • 2002. "Structure and regulation of the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid synthase genes from the deep-sea bacterium Photobacterium profundum strain SS9" Microbiology 148, 1903-1914.


Edited by Karen Lai, student of Rachel Larsen at UCSD.