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J Bacteriol. 2011 Jun;193(11):2880-1. doi: 10.1128/JB.00303-11. Epub 2011 Apr 1.

Complete genome sequence of the Thermophilic Bacterium Exiguobacterium sp. AT1b.

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  • 1The University of Tennessee, Center for Environmental Biotechnology, 676 Dabney-Buehler Hall, Knoxville, TN 37996-1605, USA.


Here we present the genome of strain Exiguobacterium sp. AT1b, a thermophilic member of the genus Exiguobacterium whose representatives were isolated from various environments along a thermal and physicochemical gradient. This genome was sequenced to be a comparative resource for the study of thermal adaptation with a psychroactive representative of the genus, Exiguobacterium sibiricum strain 255-15, that was previously sequenced by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) (

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