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Partial genome sequence of the haloalkaliphilic soda lake bacterium Thioalkalivibrio thiocyanoxidans ARh 2(T).

  • Author(s): Berben, Tom
  • Sorokin, Dimitry Y
  • Ivanova, Natalia
  • Pati, Amrita
  • Kyrpides, Nikos
  • Goodwin, Lynne A
  • Woyke, Tanja
  • Muyzer, Gerard
  • et al.

Thioalkalivibrio thiocyanoxidans strain ARh 2(T) is a sulfur-oxidizing bacterium isolated from haloalkaline soda lakes. It is a motile, Gram-negative member of the Gammaproteobacteria. Remarkable properties include the ability to grow on thiocyanate as the sole energy, sulfur and nitrogen source, and the capability of growth at salinities of up to 4.3 M total Na(+). This draft genome sequence consists of 61 scaffolds comprising 2,765,337 bp, and contains 2616 protein-coding and 61 RNA-coding genes. This organism was sequenced as part of the Community Science Program of the DOE Joint Genome Institute.

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