Complete genome sequence of Haloterrigena turkmenica type strain (4kT)

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

Abstract


Haloterrigena turkmenica (Zvyagintseva and Tarasov 1987) Ventosa et al. 1999, comb. nov. is the type species of the genus Haloterrigena in the euryarchaeal family Halobacteriaceae. It is of phylogenetic interest because of the yet unclear position of the genera Haloterrigena and Natrinema within the Halobacteriaceae, which created historically some taxonomic problems. H. turkmenica, which was first isolated from sulfate saline soil in Turkmenistan, is a relatively fast growing, chemoorganotrophic, carotenoid-containing, extreme halophile, requiring at least 2 M NaCl. 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 genus Haloterrigena, but already the 8th genome sequence from a member of the family Halobacteriaceae. The 5,440,782 bp genome (including six plasmids) with its 5,287 protein-coding and 63 RNA genes is part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

doi:10.4056/sigs.681272


Keywords


extreme halophile, thermophile, free-living, aerobic, non-pathogenic, carotenoids-containing, Halobacteriaceae, GEBA

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