Desulfurobacterium thermolithotrophum DSM 11699

Names Desulfurobacterium thermolithotrophum DSM 11699
Accession numbers NC_015185
Background Desulfurobacterium thermolithotrophum (strain DSM 11699 / BSA) is a thermophilic, anaerobic, strictly autotrophic, sulphur-reducing Gram-positive bacterium isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal chimney sample collected at the mid-Atlantic ridge. The cells occur singly or in pairs as small highly motile rods. The temperature range for growth is between 40 to 75 degrees Celsius, with an optimum at 70 degrees Celsius. The pH range for growth at 70 degrees Celsius is from 4.4 to 7.5, with an optimum around 6.0. The sea salt concentration range for growth is between 15 and 70 g/l with an optimum at 35 g/l. Elemental sulphur, thiosulphate and sulphite are reduced to hydrogen sulphide. (Adapted from PMID: 9734024). (EBI Integr8)
Strain DSM 11699
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (02-MAR-2011) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
(22-FEB-2011) US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site Deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney; Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Isolation country NA
Number of replicons 1
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Bacilli
Mobility No
Flagellar presence Yes
Number of membranes 1
Oxygen requirements Anaerobic
Optimal temperature 70.0
Temperature range Thermophilic
Habitat Aquatic
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement Pairs, Singles
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism Sulfur reducer
Energy source Autotroph
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No