Sphingobium chlorophenolicum

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Sphingobium chlorophenolicum
Colonies of the gram negative bacterium S. chlorophenolicum L1
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Sphingomonadales
Family: Sphingomonadaceae
Genus: Sphingobium
Species: S. chlorophenolicum
Binomial name
Sphingobium chlorophenolicum

Sphingobium chlorophenolicum is a species of Proteobacteria.

Sphingobium chlorophenolicum strain L-1 is of interest to researchers because it can mineralize the toxic pesticide pentachlorophenol (PCP). [1] [2]

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  1. ^ Copley SD; Rokicki J; Turner P; Daligault H; Nolan M; Land M. (2012). "The whole genome sequence of Sphingobium chlorophenolicum L-1: insights into the evolution of the pentachlorophenol degradation pathway.". Genome Biol Evol. 4 (2): 184–98. PMC 3318906Freely accessible. PMID 22179583. doi:10.1093/gbe/evr137. 
  2. ^ "Why sequence Sphingobium chlorophenolicum?". DOE Joint Genome Institute. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 

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