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Complete Genome Sequence of Desulfurococcus fermentans, a Hyperthermophilic Cellulolytic Crenarchaeon Isolated from a Freshwater Hot Spring in Kamchatka, Russia

Author:
Susanti, Dwi, Johnson, Eric F., Rodriguez, Jason R., Anderson, Iain, Perevalova, Anna A., Kyrpides, Nikos, Lucas, Susan, Han, James, Lapidus, Alla, Cheng, Jan-Fang, Goodwin, Lynne, Pitluck, Sam, Mavrommatis, Konstantinos, Peters, Lin, Land, Miriam L., Hauser, Loren, Gopalan, Venkat, Chan, Patricia P., Lowe, Todd M., Atomi, Haruyuki, Bonch-Osmolovskaya, Elizaveta A., Woyke, Tanja, Mukhopadhyay, Biswarup
Source:
Journal of bacteriology 2012 v.194 no.20 pp. 5703-5704
ISSN:
0021-9193
Subject:
cellulose, fermentation, freshwater, genome, glycosidases, hot springs, hydrogen, hydrogen production, nucleotide sequences, peptides, Russia
Abstract:
Desulfurococcus fermentans is the first known cellulolytic archaeon. This hyperthermophilic and strictly anaerobic crenarchaeon produces hydrogen from fermentation of various carbohydrates and peptides without inhibition by accumulating hydrogen. The complete genome sequence reported here suggested that D. fermentans employs membrane-bound hydrogenases and novel glycohydrolases for hydrogen production from cellulose.
Agid:
1183339