Complete genome sequence of Halomicrobium mukohataei type strain (arg-2 T)

Brian J. Tindall, Susanne Schneider, Alla Lapidus, Alex Copeland, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Matt Nolan, Susan Lucas, Feng Chen, Hope Tice, Jan Fang Cheng, Elizabeth Saunders, David Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita Pati, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavrommatis, Amy Chen, Krishna PalaniappanPatrick Chain, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Yun Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Thomas Brettin, Cliff Han, Manfred Rohde, Markus Göker, Jim Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Hans Peter Klenk, Nikos C. Kyrpides, John C. Detter

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Halomicrobium mukohataei (Ihara et al. 1997) Oren et al. 2002 is the type species of the genus Halomicrobium. It is of phylogenetic interest because of its isolated location within the large euryarchaeal family Halobacteriaceae. H. mukohataei is an extreme halophile that grows essentially aerobically, but can also grow anaerobically under a change of morphology and with nitrate as electron acceptor. The strain, whose genome is described in this report, is a free-living, motile, Gram-negative euryarchaeon, originally isolated from Salinas Grandes in Jujuy, Andes highlands, Argentina. Its genome contains three genes for the 16S rRNA that differ from each other by up to 9%. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. This is the first completed genome sequence from the poorly populated genus Halomicrobium, and the 3,332,349 bp long genome (chromosome and one plasmid) with its 3416 protein-coding and 56 RNA genes is part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-277
Number of pages8
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2009


  • Extreme halophile
  • Facultatively anaerobic
  • Free-living
  • Halobacteriaceae
  • Mesophile
  • Motile
  • Non-pathogenic
  • Rod-shaped

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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