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Complete genome sequence of the hyperthermophilic piezophilic, heterotrophic and carboxydotrophic archaeon Thermococcus barophilus MP

Authors: Pauline Vannier, Viggo Thor Marteinsson, Olafur Hedinn Fridjonsson, Philippe Oger, Mohamed Jebbar

Version: Journal of Bacteriology

Publication year: 2011


Thermococcus barophilus is a hyperthermophilic, anaerobic, mixed heterotrophic, and carboxydotrophic euryarchaeon isolated from the deep sea hydrothermal vent Snakepit site on the mid-Atlantic ridge at a depth of 3,550 m. T. barophilus is the first true piezophilic, hyperthermophilic archaeon isolated, having an optimal growth at 40 MPa. Here we report the complete genome sequence of strain MP, the type strain of T. barophilus. The genome data reveal a close proximity with Thermococcus sibiricus, another Thermococcus isolated from the deep biosphere and a possible connection to life in the depths.

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