Complete genome sequence of Methanoculleus marisnigri (Romesser et al. 1981) Maestrojuan et al. 1990 type strain JR1T

Iain J. Anderson, Magdalena Sieprawska-Lupa, Alla Lapidus, Matt Nolan, Alex Copeland, Tijana Glavina Del Rio, Hope Tice, Eileen Dalin, Kerrie Barry, Elizabeth Saunders, Cliff Han, Thomas Brettin, John C. Detter, David Bruce, Natalia Mikhailova, Sam Pitluck, Loren Hauser, Miriam Land, Susan Lucas, Paul Richardson, William B. Whitman, Nikos C. Kyrpides


Methanoculleus marisnigri Romesser et al. 1981 is a methanogen belonging to the order Methanomicrobiales within the archaeal phylum Euryarchaeota. The type strain, JR1, was isolated from anoxic sediments of the Black Sea. M. marisnigri is of phylogenetic interest because at the time the sequencing project began only one genome had previously been sequenced from the order Methanomicrobiales. We report here the complete genome sequence of M. marisnigri type strain JR1 and its annotation. This is part of a Joint Genome Institute 2006 Community Sequencing Program to sequence genomes of diverse Archaea.



archaea, methanogen, Methanomicrobiales

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