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Draft genome sequence of Dethiobacter alkaliphilus strain AHT1T, a gram-positive sulfidogenic polyextremophile

  • Author(s): Melton, ED
  • Sorokin, DY
  • Overmars, L
  • Lapidus, AL
  • Pillay, M
  • Ivanova, N
  • del Rio, TG
  • Kyrpides, NC
  • Woyke, T
  • Muyzer, G
  • et al.

© 2017 The Author(s). Dethiobacter alkaliphilus strain AHT1Tis an anaerobic, sulfidogenic, moderately salt-tolerant alkaliphilic chemolithotroph isolated from hypersaline soda lake sediments in northeastern Mongolia. It is a Gram-positive bacterium with low GC content, within the phylum Firmicutes. Here we report its draft genome sequence, which consists of 34 contigs with a total sequence length of 3.12 Mbp. D. alkaliphilus strain AHT1Twas sequenced by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) as part of the Community Science Program due to its relevance to bioremediation and biotechnological applications.

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