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Stand Genomic Sci. 2011 Jul 1;4(3):303-11. doi: 10.4056/sigs.1814460. Epub 2011 Jun 30.

Complete genome sequence of the thermophilic sulfur-reducer Hippea maritima type strain (MH(2)).


Hippea maritima (Miroshnichenko et al. 1999) is the type species of the genus Hippea, which belongs to the family Desulfurellaceae within the class Deltaproteobacteria. The anaerobic, moderately thermophilic marine sulfur-reducer was first isolated from shallow-water hot vents in Matipur Harbor, Papua New Guinea. H. maritima was of interest for genome sequencing because of its isolated phylogenetic location, as a distant next neighbor of the genus Desulfurella. Strain MH(2) (T) is the first type strain from the order Desulfurellales with a completely sequenced genome. The 1,694,430 bp long linear genome with its 1,723 protein-coding and 57 RNA genes consists of one circular chromosome and is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.


Desulfurellaceae; GEBA; Gram-negative; anaerobic; marine; moderately thermophilic; motile; rod-shaped; sulfur-reducer

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