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J Bacteriol. 2009 Sep;191(18):5877-8. doi: 10.1128/JB.00843-09. Epub 2009 Jul 17.

Draft genome sequence of the extremely acidophilic bacterium Acidithiobacillus caldus ATCC 51756 reveals metabolic versatility in the genus Acidithiobacillus.

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Center for Bioinformatics and Genome Biology, FundaciĆ³n Ciencia para la Vida and Depto. de Ciencias Biologicas, Facultad de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago, Chile.

Abstract

Acidithiobacillus caldus is an extremely acidophilic, moderately thermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic gammaproteobacterium that derives energy from the oxidation of sulfur and reduced inorganic sulfur compounds. Here we present the draft genome sequence of Acidithiobacillus caldus ATCC 51756 (the type strain of the species), which has permitted the prediction of genes for survival in extremely acidic environments, including genes for sulfur oxidation and nutrient assimilation.

PMID:
19617360
PMCID:
PMC2737959
DOI:
10.1128/JB.00843-09
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