Sulfolobus islandicus L.D.8.5

Names Sulfolobus islandicus L.D.8.5
Accession numbers NC_013769, NC_013770
Background Sulfolobus islandicus (strain L.D.8.5 / Lassen 2) is an aerobic thermo-acidophilic archaeum commonly identified in hot, acidic sulfur springs and isolated from Lassen National Park in California. S. islandicus can grow both chemoautotrophically, using sulfur or hydrogen sulfide, and heterotrophically. Like other Sulfolobus spp., S. islandicus can play host to a number of plasmids and viruses which may be useful in developing tools for genetic analysis. (Adapted from PMID: (HAMAP: SULID)
Strain L.D.8.5
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (03-SEP-2009) US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive B100, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA
(27-JAN-2010) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 2: High-Quality Draft
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method Sanger
Isolation site Devil's Kitchen at Lassen National Park in California
Isolation country USA
Number of replicons 2
Gram staining properties NA
Shape Cocci
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 1
Oxygen requirements Aerobic
Optimal temperature 75.0
Temperature range Hyperthermophilic
Habitat Specialized
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement Singles
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism NA
Energy source Lithotroph
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No