Complete genome sequence of the aerobic, heterotroph Marinithermus hydrothermalis type strain (T1 T) from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney

Alex Copeland, Wei Gu, Montri Yasawong, Alla Lapidus, Susan Lucas, Shweta Deshpande, Ioanna Pagani, Roxanne Tapia, Jan Fang Cheng, Lynne A. Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita Pati, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Chongle PanEvelyne Marie Brambilla, Manfred Rohde, Brian J. Tindall, Johannes Sikorski, Markus Göker, John C. Detter, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk, Tanja Woyke

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Marinithermus hydrothermalis Sako et al. 2003 is the type species of the monotypic genus Marinithermus. M. hydrothermalis T1 T was the first isolate within the phylum "Thermus-Deinococcus" to exhibit optimal growth under a salinity equivalent to that of sea water and to have an absolute requirement for NaCl for growth. M. hydrothermalis T1 T is of interest because it may provide a new insight into the ecological significance of the aerobic, thermophilic decomposers in the circulation of organic compounds in deep-sea hydrothermal vent ecosystems. This is the first completed genome sequence of a member of the genus Marinithermus and the seventh sequence from the family Thermaceae. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. The 2,269,167 bp long genome with its 2,251 protein-coding and 59 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-30
Number of pages10
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012


  • GEBA
  • Gram-negative
  • Hydrothermal vent
  • Neutrophilic heterotroph
  • Non-motile
  • Strictly aerobic
  • Thermaceae
  • Thermophilic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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