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Complete genome sequence of Desulfurivibrio alkaliphilus strain AHT2T, a haloalkaliphilic sulfidogen from Egyptian hypersaline alkaline lakes

  • Author(s): Melton, ED
  • Sorokin, DY
  • Overmars, L
  • Chertkov, O
  • Clum, A
  • Pillay, M
  • Ivanova, N
  • Shapiro, N
  • Kyrpides, NC
  • Woyke, T
  • Lapidus, AL
  • Muyzer, G
  • et al.

© 2016 The Author(s). Desulfurivibrio alkaliphilus strain AHT2Tis a strictly anaerobic sulfidogenic haloalkaliphile isolated from a composite sediment sample of eight hypersaline alkaline lakes in the Wadi al Natrun valley in the Egyptian Libyan Desert. D. alkaliphilus AHT2Tis Gram-negative and belongs to the family Desulfobulbaceae within the Deltaproteobacteria. Here we report its genome sequence, which contains a 3.10 Mbp chromosome. D. alkaliphilus AHT2Tis adapted to survive under highly alkaline and moderately saline conditions and therefore, is relevant to the biotechnology industry and life under extreme conditions. For these reasons, D. alkaliphilus AHT2Twas sequenced by the DOE Joint Genome Institute as part of the Community Science Program.

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