Complete genome sequence of Halorhabdus utahensis type strain (AX-2 T)

Iain Anderson, Brian J. Tindall, Helga Pomrenke, Markus Göker, Alla Lapidus, Matt Nolan, Alex Copeland, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Feng Chen, Hope Tice, Jan Fang Cheng, Susan Lucas, Olga Chertkov, David Bruce, Thomas Brettin, John C. Detter, Cliff Han, Lynne Goodwin, Miriam Land, Loren HauserYun Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Sam Pitluck, Amrita Pati, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia Ivanova, Galina Ovchinnikova, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Patrick Chain, Manfred Rohde, Jim Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk

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Halorhabdus utahensis Wainø et al. 2000 is the type species of the genus, which is of phylogenetic interest because of its location on one of the deepest branches within the very extensive euryarchaeal family Halobacteriaceae. H. utahensis is a free-living, motile, rod shaped to pleomorphic, Gram-negative archaeon, which was originally isolated from a sediment sample collected from the southern arm of Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA. When grown on appropriate media, H. utahensis can form polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB). 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 a member of halobacterial genus Halorhabdus, and the 3,116,795 bp long single replicon genome with its 3027 protein-coding and 48 RNA genes is part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-225
Number of pages8
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2009


  • Aerobic
  • Euryarchaeon
  • Free-living
  • Halobacteriaceae
  • Halophile
  • Non-pathogenic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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