Ammonifex degensii KC4

Names Ammonifex degensii KC4
Accession numbers NC_013385, NC_013386
Background Ammonifex degensii (strain DSM 10501 / KC4) is an extremely thermophilic, strictly anaerobic Gram-positive bacterium isolated from a neutral volcanic hot spring. The temperature range for growth at is between 57 and 77 degrees Celsius, with optimum growth at 70 degrees Celsius. The optimum pH for growth is 7.5, and the optimum NaCl concentration for growth is 0.1%. Ammonifex degensii grows autotrophically by oxidation of hydrogen or formate, reducing nitrate to ammonium. Instead of nitrate, sulfate or sulfur are used as electron acceptors and H2S is formed as final product. Pyruvate is fermented to acetate, CO2, and hydrogen. (Adapted from PMID: 11539844). (EBI Integr8)
Strain KC4
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (02-OCT-2009) US DOE Joint Genome Institute, 2800 Mitchell Drive B310, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-1698, USA
(08-OCT-2009) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site Neutral volcanic hot spring
Isolation country NA
Number of replicons 2
Gram staining properties Negative
Shape Bacilli
Mobility Yes
Flagellar presence Yes
Number of membranes 1
Oxygen requirements Anaerobic
Optimal temperature 70.0
Temperature range Thermophilic
Habitat Specialized
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name NA
Cell arrangement NA
Sporulation NA
Metabolism NA
Energy source Chemolithoautotroph
Diseases NA
Pathogenicity No