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J Genomics. 2014 Jul 6;2:118-20. doi: 10.7150/jgen.9123. eCollection 2014.

Draft Genome Sequence of the Extremely Halophilic Phototrophic Purple Sulfur Bacterium Halorhodospira halochloris.

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1. School of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine, University of Camerino, 62032 CAMERINO (MC) ITALY.
2. Department of Natural Sciences, Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow, OK, USA;
3. Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA.


Halorhodospira halochloris is an extremely halophilic bacterium isolated from hypersaline Wadi Nantrun lakes in Egypt. Here we report the draft genome sequence of this gammaproteobacteria (GI number: 589289709, GenBank Accession number: CP007268). The 3.5-Mb genome encodes for photosynthesis and biosynthesis of organic osmoprotectants. Comparison with the genome of H.halophila promises to yield insights into the evolution of halophilic adaptations.


Halorhodospira halochloris; genome sequence

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