Shewanella is the sole genus included in the Shewanellaceae family of marine bacteria, some species within it were formerly classed as Alteromonas. Shewanella bacteria are a normal component of the surface flora of fish and are implicated in fish spoilage.
Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 is a widely used laboratory model to study anaerobic respiration of metals and other anaerobic extracellular electron acceptors, and for teaching about microbial electrogenesis and microbial fuel cells.
Shewanella species respire a variety of electrons acceptors in anoxic conditions, many of which are located extracellularly. The mechanism for extracellular electron transfer involves c-type cytochromes that span the inner and outer membranes and "bacterial nanowires".
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- NEW TAXA - Proteobacteria: Duwoon Kim, Keun Sik Baik, Mi Sun Kim, Bok-Mi Jung, Tai-Sun Shin, Gyu-Hwa Chung, Moon Soo Rhee, and Chi Nam Seong Shewanella haliotis sp. nov., isolated from the gut microflora of abalone, Haliotis discus hannai Int J Syst Evol Microbiol December 2007 57:2926-2931; doi:10.1099/ijs.0.65257-0
- List of bacterial genera named after personal names
- Shewanella Genome Projects (from Genomes OnLine Database)
- Comparative Analysis of Shewanella Genomes (at DOE's IMG system)
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