Complete genome sequence of Thermosphaera aggregans type strain (M11TL T)

Stefan Spring, Reinhard Rachel, Alla Lapidus, Karen Davenport, Hope Tice, Alex Copeland, Jan Fang Cheng, Susan Lucas, Feng Chen, Matt Nolan, David Bruce, Lynne Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Natalia Ivanova, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Galina Ovchinnikova, Amrita Pati, Amy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, L. MiriamLoren Hauser, Yun Juan Chang, Cynthia C. Jeffries, Thomas Brettin, John C. Detter, Roxanne Tapia, Cliff Han, Thomas Heimerl, Fabian Weikl, Evelyne Brambilla, Markus Göker, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk

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Thermosphaera aggregans Huber et al. 1998 is the type species of the genus Thermosphaera, which comprises at the time of writing only one species. This species represents archaea with a hyperthermophilic, heterotrophic, strictly anaerobic and fermentative phenotype. The type strain M11TLT was isolated from a water-sediment sample of a hot terrestrial spring (Obsidian Pool, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming). Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. The 1,316,595 bp long single replicon genome with its 1,410 protein-coding and 47 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-259
Number of pages15
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2010


  • Crenarchaeota
  • Desulfurococcaceae
  • GEBA
  • Hot solfataric spring
  • Hyperthermophile
  • Obligate anaerobic
  • Strictly fermentative metabolism
  • Sulfur reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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