Complete genome sequence of Meiothermus silvanus type strain (vi-R2 T)

Johannes Sikorski, Brian J. Tindall, Stephen Lowry, Susan Lucas, Matt Nolan, Alex Copeland, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Hope Tice, Jan Fang Cheng, Cliff Han, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita Pati, Lynne Goodwin, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam LandLoren Hauser, Yun Juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Manfred Rohde, Markus Göker, Tanja Woyke, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk, Alla Lapidus

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Meiothermus silvanus (Tenreiro et al. 1995) Nobre et al. 1996 belongs to a thermophilic ge-nus whose members share relatively low degrees of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity. Mei-othermus constitutes an evolutionary lineage separate from members of the genus Thermus, from which they can generally be distinguished by their slightly lower temperature optima. M. silvanus is of special interest as it causes colored biofilms in the paper making industry and may thus be of economic importance as a biofouler. This is the second completed ge-nome sequence of a member of the genus Meiothermus and only the third genome sequence to be published from a member of the family Thermaceae. The 3,721,669 bp long genome with its 3,667 protein-coding and 55 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-46
Number of pages10
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010


  • Aerobic
  • Biofouler
  • Colored biofilm in paper industry
  • Deinococci
  • GEBA
  • Gram-negative
  • Thermales
  • Thermophilic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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