Hydrogenobacter thermophilus Kawasumi et al. 1984 is the type species of the genus Hydro-genobacter. H. thermophilus was the first obligate autotrophic organism reported among aerobic hydrogen-oxidizing bacteria. Strain TK-6 T is of interest because of the unusually effi-cient hydrogen-oxidizing ability of this strain, which results in a faster generation time com-pared to other autotrophs. It is also able to grow anaerobically using nitrate as an electron acceptor when molecular hydrogen is used as the energy source, and able to aerobically fix CO 2 via the reductive tricarboxylic acid cycle. This is the fifth completed genome sequence in the family Aquificaceae, and the second genome sequence determined from a strain de-rived from the original isolate. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. The 1,742,932 bp long genome with its 1,899 protein-coding and 49 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.
- Non sporeforming
- Obligately chemolithoautotrophic
- Rod shaped
- Strictly thermophilic
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