Complete genome sequence of Desulfurococcus mucosus type strain (O7/1 T)

Reinhard Wirth, Olga Chertkov, Brittany Held, Alla Lapidus, Matt Nolan, Susan Lucas, Nancy Hammon, Shweta Deshpande, Jan Fang Cheng, Roxane Tapia, Cliff Han, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Pagani Ioanna, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita Pati, Amy ChenKrishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Yun Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Yvonne Bilek, Thomas Hader, Manfred Rohde, Stefan Spring, Johannes Sikorski, Markus Göker, Tanja Woyke, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk

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Desulfurococcus mucosus Zillig and Stetter 1983 is the type species of the genus Desulfuro-coccus, which belongs to the crenarchaeal family Desulfurococcaceae. The species is of in-terest because of its position in the tree of life, its ability for sulfur respiration, and several bio-technologically relevant thermostable and thermoactive extracellular enzymes. This is the third completed genome sequence of a member of the genus Desulfurococcus and already the 8 th sequence from a member the family Desulfurococcaceae. The 1,314,639 bp long ge-nome with its 1,371 protein-coding and 50 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-182
Number of pages10
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2011


  • Anaerobic
  • Desulfurococcaceae
  • Extracellular enzymes
  • GEBA
  • Hyperthermophile
  • Non-motile
  • Organotroph
  • Spheroid-shaped
  • Sulfur respiration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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