Complete genome sequence of Halorhabdus utahensis type strain (AX-2T)

Iain J. Anderson, Brian J. Tindall, Helge Pomrenke, Markus Göker, Alla Lapidus, Matt Nolan, Alex Copeland, Tijana Glavina Del Rio, Feng Chen, Hope Tice, Jan-Fang Cheng, Susan Lucas, Olga Chertkov, David Bruce, Thomas Brettin, John C. Detter, Cliff Han, Lynne Goodwin, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Yun-Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Sam Pitluck, Amrita Pati, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia Ivanova, Galina Ovchinnikova, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Patrick Chain, Manfred Rohde, James Bristow, Jonathan A. Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans-Peter Klenk


Halorhabdus utahensis Wainø et al. 2000 is the type species of the genus, which is of phylogenetic interest because of its location on one of the deepest branches within the very extensive euryarchaeal family Halobacteriaceae. H. utahensis is a free-living, motile, rod shaped to pleomorphic, Gram-negative archaeon, which was originally isolated from a sediment sample collected from the southern arm of Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA. When grown on appropriate media, H. utahensis can form polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB). 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 a member of halobacterial genus Halorhabdus, and the 3,116,795 bp long single replicon genome with its 3027 protein-coding and 48 RNA genes is part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.



halophile, free-living, non-pathogenic, aerobic, euryarchaeon, Halobacteriaceae

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