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Stand Genomic Sci. 2011 Jul 1;4(3):393-401. doi: 10.4056/sigs.2064705. Epub 2011 Jun 30.

Complete genome sequence of the acetate-degrading sulfate reducer Desulfobacca acetoxidans type strain (ASRB2).

Abstract

Desulfobacca acetoxidans Elferink et al. 1999 is the type species of the genus Desulfobacca, which belongs to the family Syntrophaceae in the class Deltaproteobacteria. The species was first observed in a study on the competition of sulfate-reducers and acetoclastic methanogens for acetate in sludge. D. acetoxidans is considered to be the most abundant acetate-degrading sulfate reducer in sludge. It is of interest due to its isolated phylogenetic location in the 16S rRNA-based tree of life. This is the second completed genome sequence of a member of the family Syntrophaceae to be published and only the third genome sequence from a member of the order Syntrophobacterales. The 3,282,536 bp long genome with its 2,969 protein-coding and 54 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

KEYWORDS:

GEBA, Syntrophaceae, anaerobic, mesophile, non-motile, organoheterotroph, sludge bed reactor, sulfate-reducing

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21886866
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PMCID:
PMC3156406
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