Complete genome sequence of Desulfotomaculum acetoxidans type strain (5575 T)

Stefan Spring, Alla Lapidus, Maren Schröder, Dorothea Gleim, David Sims, Linda Meincke, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Hope Tice, Alex Copeland, Jan Fang Cheng, Susan Lucas, Feng Chen, Matt Nolan, David Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita PatiAmy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Yun Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Patrick Chain, Elizabeth Saunders, Thomas Brettin, John C. Detter, Markus Göker, Jim Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk, Cliff Han

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Desulfotomaculum acetoxidans Widdel and Pfennig 1977 was one of the first sulfatereducing bacteria known to grow with acetate as sole energy and carbon source. It is able to oxidize substrates completely to carbon dioxide with sulfate as the electron acceptor, which is reduced to hydrogen sulfide. All available data about this species are based on strain 5575 T, isolated from piggery waste in Germany. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. This is the first completed genome sequence of a Desulfotomaculum species with validly published name. The 4,545,624 bp long single replicon genome with its 4370 protein-coding and 100 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-253
Number of pages12
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2009


  • Clostridiales
  • Firmicutes
  • Hydrogen sulfide
  • Mesophile
  • Motile
  • Obligate anaerobic
  • Peptococcaceae
  • Piggery waste
  • Sporulating
  • Sulfate-reducer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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