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Complete genome sequence of Desulfurivibrio alkaliphilus strain AHT2(T), a haloalkaliphilic sulfidogen from Egyptian hypersaline alkaline lakes.

  • Author(s): Melton, Emily Denise;
  • Sorokin, Dimitry Y;
  • Overmars, Lex;
  • Chertkov, Olga;
  • Clum, Alicia;
  • Pillay, Manoj;
  • Ivanova, Natalia;
  • Shapiro, Nicole;
  • Kyrpides, Nikos C;
  • Woyke, Tanja;
  • Lapidus, Alla L;
  • Muyzer, Gerard
  • et al.

Desulfurivibrio alkaliphilus strain AHT2(T) is 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 AHT2(T) is 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 AHT2(T) is 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 AHT2(T) was sequenced by the DOE Joint Genome Institute as part of the Community Science Program.

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