Brazilian Journal of Microbiology Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
Braz J Microbiol 2017;48:3-4 - Vol. 48 Num.1 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjm.2016.04.031
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Draft genome sequence of sulfur-reducing archaeon Thermococcus thioreducens DSM 14981T
Sung-Jun Hong, Chang Eon Park, Gun-Seok Park, Min-Chul Kim, Byung Kwon Jung, Jae-Ho Shin,
Kyungpook National University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, School of Applied Biosciences, Daegu, Republic of Korea
Received 31 December 2015, Accepted 25 April 2016
Abstract

Thermococcus thioreducens DSM 14981T, a sulfur-reducing archaeon, was isolated from the rainbow hydrothermal vent site on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Herein, we report the draft genome sequence of T. thioreducens DSM 14981T; we obtained 41 contigs with a genome size of 2,052,483bp and G+C content of 53.5%. This genome sequence will not only help understand how the archaeon adapts to the deep-sea hydrothermal environment but also aid the development of enzymes that are highly stable under extreme conditions for industrial applications.

Keywords
Archaea, Hyperthermophile, Thermococcus thioreducens
Braz J Microbiol 2017;48:3-4 - Vol. 48 Num.1 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjm.2016.04.031