Genome sequence of the Thermotoga thermarum type strain (LA3T) from an African solfataric spring

Markus Göker, Stefan Spring, Carmen Scheuner, Iain Anderson, Ahmet Zeytun, Matt Nolan, Susan Lucas, Hope Tice, Tijana Glavina Del Rio, Jan Fang Cheng, Cliff Han, Roxanne Tapia, Lynne A. Goodwin, Sam Pitluck, Konstantinos Liolios, Konstantinos Mavromatis, Ioanna Pagani, Natalia Ivanova, Natalia Mikhailova, Amrita PatiAmy Chen, Krishna Palaniappan, Miriam Land, Loren Hauser, Yun juan Chang, Cynthia D. Jeffries, Manfred Rohde, John C. Detter, Tanja Woyke, James Bristow, Jonathan A Eisen, Victor Markowitz, Philip Hugenholtz, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Hans Peter Klenk, Alla Lapidus

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Abstract

Thermotoga thermarum Windberger et al. 1989 is a member to the genomically well characterized genus Thermotoga in the phylum 'Thermotogae'. T. thermarum is of interest for its origin from a continental solfataric spring vs. predominantly marine oil reservoirs of other members of the genus. The genome of strain LA3T also provides fresh data for the phylogenomic positioning of the (hyper-)thermophilic bacteria. T. thermarum strain LA3T is the fourth sequenced genome of a type strain from the genus Thermotoga, and the sixth in the family Thermotogaceae to be formally described in a publication. Phylogenetic analyses do not reveal significant discrepancies between the current classification of the group, 16S rRNA gene data and whole-genome sequences. Nevertheless, T. thermarum significantly differs from other Thermotoga species regarding its iron-sulfur cluster synthesis, as it contains only a minimal set of the necessary proteins. Here we describe the features of this organism, together with the complete genome sequence and annotation. The 2,039,943 bp long chromosome with its 2,015 protein-coding and 51 RNA genes is a part of the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Oct 30 2015

Keywords

  • anaerobic
  • chemoorganotrophic
  • GEBA
  • motile
  • outer sheath-like structure
  • solfataric spring
  • thermophilic
  • Thermotogaceae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics

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    Göker, M., Spring, S., Scheuner, C., Anderson, I., Zeytun, A., Nolan, M., Lucas, S., Tice, H., Glavina Del Rio, T., Cheng, J. F., Han, C., Tapia, R., Goodwin, L. A., Pitluck, S., Liolios, K., Mavromatis, K., Pagani, I., Ivanova, N., Mikhailova, N., ... Lapidus, A. (Accepted/In press). Genome sequence of the Thermotoga thermarum type strain (LA3T) from an African solfataric spring. Standards in Genomic Sciences. https://doi.org/10.4056/sigs.3016383