Sulfolobus islandicus Y.N.15.51

Names Sulfolobus islandicus Y.N.15.51
Accession numbers NC_012623, NC_012624
Background Sulfolobus islandicus (strain Y.N.15.51 / Yellowstone 2), also called Yellowstone 2, is an aerobic thermo-acidophilic archaeum commonly identified in hot, acidic sulfur springs and isolated from a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park. 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. (Adaptated from: and PMID:19435847). (HAMAP: SULIN)
Strain Y.N.15.51
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (29-APR-2009) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
(30-JAN-2009) US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive B100, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method Sanger
Isolation site Norris Geyser Valley at Yellowstone National Park
Isolation country USA
Number of replicons 2
Gram staining properties NA
Shape Cocci
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 1
Oxygen requirements Facultative
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 Heterotroph
Diseases None
Pathogenicity No