Complete genome sequence of Desulfurivibrio alkaliphilus strain AHT2T, a haloalkaliphilic sulfidogen from Egyptian hypersaline alkaline lakes

Emily Denise Melton, D. Sorokin, Lex Overmars, Olga Chertkov, Alicia Clum, Manoj Pillay, Natalia Ivanova, Nicole Shapiro, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Tanja Woyke, Alla L. Lapidus, Gerard Muyzer

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Abstract

Desulfurivibrio alkaliphilus strain AHT2T is a strictly anaerobic sulfidogenic haloalkaliphile isolated from a composite sediment sample of eight hypersaline alkaline lakes in the Wadi al Natrun valley in the Egyptian Libyan Desert. D. alkaliphilus AHT2T is Gram-negative and belongs to the family Desulfobulbaceae within the Deltaproteobacteria. Here we report its genome sequence, which contains a 3.10 Mbp chromosome. D. alkaliphilus AHT2T is adapted to survive under highly alkaline and moderately saline conditions and therefore, is relevant to the biotechnology industry and life under extreme conditions. For these reasons, D. alkaliphilus AHT2T was sequenced by the DOE Joint Genome Institute as part of the Community Science Program.

Original languageEnglish
Article number67
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2016

Keywords

  • Deltaproteobacteria
  • Sediment
  • Soda lake
  • Sulfur cycle
  • Sulfur disproportionation

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