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Stand Genomic Sci. 2010 Nov 20;3(3):276-84. doi: 10.4056/sigs.1243258.

Complete genome sequence of Desulfarculus baarsii type strain (2st14).

Abstract

Desulfarculus baarsii (Widdel 1981) Kuever et al. 2006 is the type and only species of the genus Desulfarculus, which represents the family Desulfarculaceae and the order Desulfarculales. This species is a mesophilic sulfate-reducing bacterium with the capability to oxidize acetate and fatty acids of up to 18 carbon atoms completely to CO(2). The acetyl-CoA/CODH (Wood-Ljungdahl) pathway is used by this species for the complete oxidation of carbon sources and autotrophic growth on formate. The type strain 2st14(T) was isolated from a ditch sediment collected near the University of Konstanz, Germany. This is the first completed genome sequence of a member of the order Desulfarculales. The 3,655,731 bp long single replicon genome with its 3,303 protein-coding and 52 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

KEYWORDS:

Deltaproteobacteria; Desulfarculaceae; GEBA; Wood-Ljungdahl pathway; freshwater sediment; obligate anaerobic; sulfate reduction

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