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J Bacteriol. 2011 Apr;193(8):2078-9. Epub 2011 Feb 25. Genome sequence of the mercury-methylating strain Desulfovibrio desulfuricans ND132. Brown SD, Gilmour CC, Kucken AM, Wall JD, Elias DA, Brandt CC, Podar M, Chertkov O, Held B, Bruce DC, Detter JC, Tapia R, Han CS, Goodwin LA, Cheng JF, Pitluck S, Woyke T, Mikhailova N, Ivanova NN, Han J, Lucas S, Lapidus AL, Land ML, Hauser LJ, Palumbo AV. Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA. brownsd@ornl.gov Abstract Desulfovibrio desulfuricans strain ND132 is an anaerobic sulfate-reducing bacterium (SRB) capable of producing methylmercury (MeHg), a potent human neurotoxin. The mechanism of methylation by this and other organisms is unknown. We present the 3.8-Mb genome sequence to provide further insight into microbial mercury methylation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21357488

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