Complete genome sequence of Haloterrigena turkmenica type strain (4k T)

Elisabeth Saunders, Brian J. Tindall, Regine Fähnrich, Alla Lapidus, Alex Copeland, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Susan Lucas, Feng Chen, Hope Tice, Jan Fang Cheng, Cliff Han, John C. Detter, David Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Patrick Chain, Sam Pitluck, Amrita Pati, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Amy ChenKrishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Yun Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Thomas Brettin, Manfred Rohde, Markus Göker, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Hans Peter Klenk, Nikos C. Kyrpides

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Abstract

Haloterrigena turkmenica (Zvyagintseva and Tarasov 1987) Ventosa et al. 1999, comb. nov. is the type species of the genus Haloterrigena in the euryarchaeal family Halobacteriaceae. It is of phylogenetic interest because of the yet unclear position of the genera Haloterrigena and Natrinema within the Halobacteriaceae, which created some taxonomic problems historically. H. turkmenica, was isolated from sulfate saline soil in Turkmenistan, is a relatively fast growing, chemoorganotrophic, carotenoid-containing, extreme halophile, requiring at least 2 M NaCl for growth. 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 genus Haloterrigena, but the eighth genome sequence from a member of the family Halobacteriaceae. The 5,440,782 bp genome (including six plasmids) with its 5,287 protein-coding and 63 RNA genes is part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-116
Number of pages10
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Aerobic
  • Carotenoidscontaining
  • Extreme halophile
  • Free-living
  • GEBA
  • Halobacteriaceae
  • Non-pathogenic
  • Thermophile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics

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    Saunders, E., Tindall, B. J., Fähnrich, R., Lapidus, A., Copeland, A., del Rio, T. G., Lucas, S., Chen, F., Tice, H., Cheng, J. F., Han, C., Detter, J. C., Bruce, D., Goodwin, L., Chain, P., Pitluck, S., Pati, A., Ivanova, N., Mavromatis, K., ... Kyrpides, N. C. (2010). Complete genome sequence of Haloterrigena turkmenica type strain (4k T). Standards in Genomic Sciences, 2(1), 107-116. https://doi.org/10.4056/sigs.681272