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Genome Announc. 2018 Jan 11;6(2). pii: e01411-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01411-17.

Complete Genome Sequence of Thermoanaerobacterium sp. Strain RBIITD, a Butyrate- and Butanol-Producing Thermophile.

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Centre for Rural Development and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India.
DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, California, USA.
Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA


Thermoanaerobacterium sp. strain RBIITD was isolated from contaminated rich growth medium at 55°C in an anaerobic chamber. It primarily produces butyrate as a fermentation product from plant biomass-derived sugars. The whole-genome sequence of the strain is 3.4 Mbp, with 3,444 genes and 32.48% GC content.

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