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Stand Genomic Sci. 2011 Jul 1;4(3):381-92. doi: 10.4056/sigs.2014648.

Complete genome sequence of the hyperthermophilic chemolithoautotroph Pyrolobus fumarii type strain (1A).

Abstract

Pyrolobus fumarii Blöchl et al. 1997 is the type species of the genus Pyrolobus, which belongs to the crenarchaeal family Pyrodictiaceae. The species is a facultatively microaerophilic non-motile crenarchaeon. It is of interest because of its isolated phylogenetic location in the tree of life and because it is a hyperthermophilic chemolithoautotroph known as the primary producer of organic matter at deep-sea hydrothermal vents. P. fumarii exhibits currently the highest optimal growth temperature of all life forms on earth (106°C). This is the first completed genome sequence of a member of the genus Pyrolobus to be published and only the second genome sequence from a member of the family Pyrodictiaceae. Although Diversa Corporation announced the completion of sequencing of the P. fumarii genome on September 25, 2001, this sequence was never released to the public. The 1,843,267 bp long genome with its 1,986 protein-coding and 52 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

KEYWORDS:

GEBA; Pyrodictiaceae; black smoker; chemolithoautotroph; facultative microaerophilic; hydrothermal solfataric vents; hyperthermophile; non-motile

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21886865
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PMC3156397
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