Rhodothermus marinus SG0.5JP17-172

Names Rhodothermus marinus SG0.5JP17-172
Accession numbers NC_015967, NC_015966, NC_015970
Background Rhodothermus marinus is a thermohalophilic bacterium and is the only validly described species in the genus Rhodothermus. It is aerobic, chemoorganotrophic, has been isolated from marine habitats and grows from 54 to 77 degrees Celsius with optimal growth at 65 degrees Celsius. It grows best in 2% NaCl although growth can occur from 0.5% NaCl to over 6% NaCl. Thus it is therefore both thermophilic and slightly but strictly halophilic and can only grow in a very narrow zone in the submarine hot springs, close to their openings, determined by temperature and salt concentration as well as of content of O2 and organic material.Strain DSM 4252 (the type strain) was isolated in 1988 at 2-3m depth (at low tide) from a submarine hot spring at Reykjanes, Isafjardardjup Bay, off the south-west coast of Iceland (adapted from PMID 16075163 and J.Gen.Microbiol 134:299). Cells are 0.5 um in diameter and 2-2.5 um long, without flagella, non-spore forming and without lipid granules, although they form a slime capsule when grown in rich-media (adapted from 10.4056.sigs46736). (HAMAP: RHOM4)
Strain SG0.5JP17-172
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre NA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method Illumina GAii, 454-GS-FLX-Titanium
Isolation site NA
Isolation country NA
Number of replicons 3
Gram staining properties NA
Shape Bacilli
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 2
Oxygen requirements Aerobic
Optimal temperature NA
Temperature range Thermophilic
Habitat Hot spring, Marine
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement Singles
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism NA
Energy source Heterotroph
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No