Complete genome sequence of the moderately thermophilic mineral-sulfide-oxidizing firmicute Sulfobacillus acidophilus type strain (NALT)

Iain Anderson, Olga Chertkov, Amy Chen, Elizabeth Saunders, Alla Lapidus, Matt Nolan, Susan Lucas, Nancy Hammon, Shweta Deshpande, Jan-Fang Cheng, Cliff Han, Roxanne Tapia, Lynne A. Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Ioanna Pagani, Natalia Ivanova, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita Pati, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Chongle Pan, Manfred Rohde, Rüdiger Pukall, Markus Göker, John C. Detter, Tanja Woyke, James Bristow, Jonathan A. Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans-Peter Klenk, Konstantinos Mavromatis


Sulfobacillus acidophilus Norris et al. 1996 is a member of the genus Sulfobacillus which comprises five species of the order Clostridiales. Sulfobacillus species are of interest for comparison to other sulfur and iron oxidizers and also have biomining applications. This is the first completed genome sequence of a type strain of the genus Sulfobacillus, and the second published genome of a member of the species S. acidophilus. The genome, which consists of one chromosome and one plasmid with a total size of 3,557,831 bp, harbors 3,626 protein-coding and 69 RNA genes, and is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.



aerobic, motile, Gram-positive, acidophilic, moderately thermophilic, sulfide- and iron-oxidizing, biomining, autotrophic, mixotrophic, soil, insertis sedis, Clostridiales, GEBA

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