Thermosipho africanus TCF52B

Names Thermosipho africanus TCF52B
Accession numbers NC_011653
Background Thermosipho africanus (strain TCF52B) is a rod-shaped, thermophilic, anaerobic bacterium isolated from produced fluids of a high temperature oil reservoir in the North Sea using fish-waste as the only substrate. It has the characteristic morphology of one or more cells contained in a sheath-like envelope which extends beyond the cell wall. Preliminary sequencing of Thermotogales genomes has identified extensive horizontal gene transfer between these organisms and the Archaea. (EBI Integr8)
Strain TCF52B
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (06-OCT-2008) Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building,
(10-DEC-2008) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method Clone-based
Isolation site Troll oil formation in the North Sea using fish waste as the only substrate
Isolation country NA
Number of replicons 1
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Bacilli
Mobility Yes
Flagellar presence Yes
Number of membranes 2
Oxygen requirements Anaerobic
Optimal temperature 75.0
Temperature range Thermophilic
Habitat Specialized
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement Pairs, Singles
Sporulation NA
Metabolism NA
Energy source NA
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No