Genome Sequence of the Photoarsenotrophic Bacterium Ectothiorhodospira sp. Strain BSL-9, Isolated from a Hypersaline Alkaline Arsenic-Rich Extreme Environment.
- Author(s): Hernandez-Maldonado, Jaime
- Stoneburner, Brendon
- Boren, Alison
- Miller, Laurence
- Rosen, Michael
- Oremland, Ronald S
- Saltikov, Chad W
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1128/genomea.01139-16
The full genome sequence of Ectothiorhodospira sp. strain BSL-9 is reported here. This purple sulfur bacterium encodes an arxA-type arsenite oxidase within the arxB2AB1CD gene island and is capable of carrying out "photoarsenotrophy" anoxygenic photosynthetic arsenite oxidation. Its genome is composed of 3.5 Mb and has approximately 63% G+C content.