Complete genome sequence of Meiothermus silvanus type strain (VI-R2T)

Johannes Sikorski, Brian J. Tindall, Stephen Lowry, Susan Lucas, Matt Nolan, Alex Copeland, Tijana Glavina Del Rio, Hope Tice, Jan-Fang Cheng, Cliff Han, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita Pati, Lynne Goodwin, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Yun-Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Manfred Rohde, Markus Göker, Tanja Woyke, James Bristow, Jonathan A. Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans-Peter Klenk, Alla Lapidus


Meiothermus silvanus (Tenreiro et al. 1995) Nobre et al. 1996 belongs to a thermophilic genus whose members share relatively low degrees of 16S rDNA sequence similarity.  Meiothermus constitutes an evolutionary lineage separate from members of the genus Thermus, from which they can generally be distinguished by their slightly lower temperature optima. M. silvanus is of special interest as it causes colored biofilms in the paper making industry and may thus be of economic importance as a biofouler. This is the second completed genome sequence of the genus Meiothermus and only the third genome sequence to be published from a member of the family Thermaceae. The 3,721,669 bp long genome with its 3,667 protein-coding and 55 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.



thermophilic, aerobic, biofouler, colored biofilm in paper industry, Gram-negative, Thermales, Deinococci, GEBA

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