Complete genome sequence of Acidimicrobium ferrooxidans type strain (ICP T)

Alicia Clum, Matt Nolan, Elke Lang, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Hope Tice, Alex Copeland, Cheng Jan-Fang, Susan Lucas, Feng Chen, David Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita Pati, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Markus Göker, Stefan SpringMiriam Land, Loren Hauser, Chang Yun-Juan, Cynthia C. Jeffries, Patrick Chain, Jim Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Klenk Hans-Peter, Alla Lapidus

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Acidimicrobium ferrooxidans (Clark and Norris 1996) is the sole and type species of the genus, which until recently was the only genus within the actinobacterial family Acidimicrobiaceae and in the order Acidomicrobiales. Rapid oxidation of iron pyrite during autotrophic growth in the absence of an enhanced CO 2 concentration is characteristic for A. ferrooxidans. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence, and annotation. This is the first complete genome sequence of the order Acidomicrobiales, and the 2,158,157 bp long single replicon genome with its 2038 protein coding and 54 RNA genes is part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-45
Number of pages8
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009


  • Acidomicrobiales
  • Acidophile
  • Ferrous-iron-oxidizing
  • Moderate thermophile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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