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Draft Genome Sequence of the Extremely Acidophilic Biomining Bacterium Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans ATCC 19377 Provides Insights into the Evolution of the Acidithiobacillus Genus
- Valdes, Jorge, Ossandon, Francisco, Quatrini, Raquel, Dopson, Mark, Holmes, David S.
- Journal of bacteriology 2011 v.193 no.24 pp. 7003-7004
- Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans, bacteria, bacteriology, energy, evolution, genes, nucleotide sequences, oxidation, sulfur
- 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.