The draft genomes of Thermus tengchongensis YIM 77401 and T. caliditerrae YIM 77777 are 2,562,314 and 2,218,114 bp and encode 2,726 and 2,305 predicted genes, respectively. Gene content and growth experiments demonstrate broad metabolic capacity, including starch hydrolysis, thiosulfate oxidation, arsenite oxidation, incomplete denitrification, and polysulfide reduction.
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This work, including the efforts of Marcel Huntemann, Alicia Clum, Manoj Pillay, Krishna Palaniappan, Neha Varghese, Natalia Mikhailova, Dimitrios Stamatis, Tatiparthi Reddy, Chew Ngan, Chris Daum, Kecia Duffy, Nicole Shapiro, Victor Markovitz, Natalia Ivanova, Nikos Kyrpides, Tanja Woyke, and Brian P. Hedlund, was funded by the Department of Energy (DE-AC02-05CH11231). This work, including the efforts of En-Min Zhou, Tian-Tian Yu, Hong Ming, and Wen-Jun Li, was funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (31470139). This work, including the efforts of Chrisabelle C. Mefferd, Senthil Murugapiran, and Brian P. Hedlund, was funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) (OISE-0968421). This work, including the efforts of En-Min Zhou, Tian-Tian Yu, Hong Ming, and Wen-Jun Li, was funded by Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China (MOST) (2013DFA31980). The work conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under contract no. DE-AC02-05CH11231. Additional support was provided by NSF grant no. OISE-0968421 to Brian P. Hedlund and grants from the Key Project of International Cooperation of Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST) (no. 2013DFA31980) and the Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 31470139) to Wen-Jun Li.