Complete genome sequence of Methanocorpusculum labreanum Zhao et al. 1989 type strain ZT

Iain J. Anderson, Magdalena Sieprawska-Lupa, Eugene Goltsman, Alla Lapidus, Alex Copeland, Tijana Glavina Del Rio, Hope Tice, Eileen Dalin, Kerrie Barry, Sam Pitluck, Loren Hauser, Miriam Land, Susan Lucas, Paul Richardson, William B. Whitman, Nikos C. Kyrpides


Methanocorpusculum labreanum is a methanogen belonging to the order Methanomicrobiales within the archaeal phylum Euryarchaeota. The type strain Z was isolated from surface sediments of Tar Pit Lake in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California. M. labreanum 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. labreanum type strain Z and its annotation. This is part of a 2006 Joint Genome Institute Community Sequencing Program project to sequence genomes of diverse Archaea.



archaea, methanogen, Methanomicrobiales

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