Complete genome sequence of the thermophilic sulfur-reducer Hippea maritima type strain (MH 2 T)

Marcel Huntemann, Megan Lu, Matt Nolan, Alla Lapidus, Susan Lucas, Nancy Hammon, Shweta Deshpande, Jan Fang Cheng, Roxanne Tapia, Cliff Han, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Ioanna Pagani, Natalia Ivanova, Galina Ovchinikova, Amrita Pati, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam LandLoren Hauser, Cynthia D. Jeffries, John C. Detter, Evelyne Marie Brambilla, Manfred Rohde, Stefan Spring, Markus Göker, Tanja Woyke, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk, Konstantinos Mavromatis

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Hippea maritima (Miroshnichenko et al. 1999) is the type species of the genus Hippea, which belongs to the family Desulfurellaceae within the class Deltaproteobacteria. The anaerobic, moderately thermophilic marine sulfur-reducer was first isolated from shallow-water hot vents in Matipur Harbor, Papua New Guinea. H. maritima was of interest for genome sequencing because of its isolated phylogenetic location, as a distant next neighbor of the genus Desulfurella. Strain MH 2 T is the first type strain from the order Desulfurellales with a completely sequenced genome. The 1,694,430 bp long linear genome with its 1,723 protein-coding and 57 RNA genes consists of one circular chromosome and is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-311
Number of pages9
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2011



  • Anaerobic
  • Desulfurellaceae
  • GEBA
  • Gram-negative
  • Marine
  • Moderately thermophilic
  • Motile
  • Rod-shaped
  • Sulfur-reducer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics

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Huntemann, M., Lu, M., Nolan, M., Lapidus, A., Lucas, S., Hammon, N., Deshpande, S., Cheng, J. F., Tapia, R., Han, C., Goodwin, L., Pitluck, S., Liolios, K., Pagani, I., Ivanova, N., Ovchinikova, G., Pati, A., Chen, A., Palaniappan, K., ... Mavromatis, K. (2011). Complete genome sequence of the thermophilic sulfur-reducer Hippea maritima type strain (MH 2 T). Standards in Genomic Sciences, 4(3), 303-311.