Complete and draft genome sequences of six members of the aquificales

Anna Louise Reysenbach, N. Hamamura, M. Podar, E. Griffiths, S. Ferreira, R. Hochstein, J. Heidelberg, J. Johnson, D. Mead, A. Pohorille, M. Sarmiento, K. Sehweighofer, R. Seshadri, M. A. Voytek

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The Aquificales are widespread in marine and terrestrial hydrothermal environments. Here, we report the complete and draft genome sequences of six new members of the Aquificales: two marine species, Persephonella marina strain EX-H1 and Hydrogenivirga strain 128-5-R1 (from the East Pacific Rise, 9°50.3′N, 104°17.5′W, and the Eastern Lau Spreading Center, 176°11.5′W, 20°45.8′S, respectively), and four terrestrial isolates, Sulfuri-hydrogenibium azorense strain Az-Ful, Sulfurihydrogenibium yellowstonense strain SS-5, and Sulfurihydro-genibium strain Y03AOP1 (from Furnas, Azores, Portugal, and Calcite Springs and Obsidian Pool in Yellowstone National Park, United States, respectively), and the only thermoacidophilic isolate, Hydrogenobaculum strain Y04AAS1 (from a stream adjacent to Obsidian Pool). Significant differences among the different species exist that include nitrogen metabolism, hydrogen utilization, Chemotaxis, and signal transduction, providing insights into their ecological niche adaptations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1992-1993
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 2009


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