Complete genome sequence of Halogeometricum borinquense type strain (PR3T)

Stephanie Malfatti, Brian J. Tindall, Susanne Schneider, Regine Fähnrich, Alla Lapidus, Kurt LaButti, Alex Copeland, Tijana Glavina Del Rio, Matt Nolan, Feng Chen, Susan Lucas, Hope Tice, Jan-Fang Cheng, David Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Iain J. Anderson, Amrita Pati, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Patrik D'haeseleer, Markus Göker, James Bristow, Jonathan A. Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans-Peter Klenk, Patrick Chain

Abstract


Halogeometricum borinquense Montalvo-Rodríguez et al. 1998 is the type species of the genus, and is of phylogenetic interest because of its distinct location between the halobacterial genera Haloquadratum and Halosarcina. H. borinquense requires extremely high salt (NaCl) concentrations for growth. It can not only grow aerobically but also anaerobically using nitrate as electron acceptor. The strain described in this report is a free-living, motile, pleomorphic, euryarchaeon, which was originally isolated from the solar salterns of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence, and annotation. This is the first complete genome sequence of the halobacterial genus Halogeometricum, and this 3,944,467 bp long six replicon genome with its 3937 protein-coding and 57 RNA genes is part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

doi:10.4056/sigs.23264


Keywords


halophile, free-living, non-pathogenic, aerobic, pleomorphic cells, euryarchaeon

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