Complete genome sequence of Ignisphaera aggregans type strain (AQ1.S1T)

Markus Göker, Brittany Held, Alla Lapidus, Matt Nolan, Stefan Spring, Montri Yasawong, Susan Lucas, Tijana Glavina Del Rio, Hope Tice, Jan-Fang Cheng, Lynne Goodwin, Roxanne Tapia, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita Pati, Krishna Palaniappan, Evelyne Brambilla, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Yun-Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Thomas Brettin, John C. Detter, Cliff Han, Manfred Rohde, Johannes Sikorski, Tanja Woyke, James Bristow, Jonathan A. Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans-Peter Klenk

Abstract


Ignisphaera aggregans Niederberger et al. 2006 is the type and sole species of genus Ignisphaera. This archaeal species is characterized by a cocci-shaped, strictly anaerobic, moderately acidophilic, heterotrophic hyperthermophile and fermentative phenotype. The type strain AQ1.S1T was isolated from a near neutral, boiling spring in Kuirau Park, Rotorua, New Zealand. This is the first completed genome sequence of the genus Ignisphaera and the fifth genome (fourth type strain) sequence in the family Desulfurococcaceae. The 1,875,953 bp long genome with its 2,061 protein-coding and 52 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

doi:10.4056/sigs.1072907


Keywords


hyperthermophile, obligately anaerobic, moderately acidophilic, fermentative, cocci-shaped, hot spring, Crenarchaeota, Desulfurococcaceae, GEBA

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