Complete genome sequence of ignisphaera aggregans type strain (AQ1.S1 T)

Markus Göker, Brittany Held, Alla Lapidus, Matt Nolan, Stefan Spring, Montri Yasawong, Susan Lucas, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Hope Tice, Jan Fang Cheng, Lynne Goodwin, Roxanne Tapia, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita Pati, Amy Chen, Krishna PalaniappanEvelyne Brambilla, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Yun Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Thomas Brettin, John C. Detter, Cliff Han, Manfred Rohde, Johannes Sikorski, Tanja Woyke, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk

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Ignisphaera aggregans Niederberger et al. 2006 is the type and sole species of genus Ignis-phaera. This archaeal species is characterized by a coccoid-shape and is strictly anaerobic, moderately acidophilic, heterotrophic hyperthermophilic and fermentative. The type strain AQ1.S1 T was isolated from a near neutral, boiling spring in Kuirau Park, Rotorua, New Zeal-and. This is the first completed genome sequence of the genus Ignisphaera and the fifth ge-nome (fourth type strain) sequence in the family Desulfurococcaceae. The 1,875,953 bp long genome with its 2,009 protein-coding and 52 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclo-pedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-75
Number of pages10
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010


  • Cocci-shaped
  • Crenarchaeota
  • Desulfurococcaceae
  • Fermentative
  • GEBA
  • Hot spring
  • Hyperthermophile
  • Moderately acidophilic
  • Obligately anaerobic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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