Draft genome sequence of the extremely acidophilic biomining bacterium Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans ATCC 19377 provides insights into the evolution of the Acidithiobacillus genus

Jorge Valdes, Francisco Ossandon, Raquel Quatrini, Mark Dopson, David S. Holmes

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Abstract

Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans is a mesophilic, extremely acidophilic, chemolithoautotrophic gammaproteobacterium that derives energy from the oxidation of sulfur and inorganic sulfur compounds. Here we present the draft genome sequence of A. thiooxidans ATCC 19377, which has allowed the identification of genes for survival and colonization of extremely acidic environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7003-7004
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Volume193
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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