Draft genome sequence of Dethiobacter alkaliphilus strain AHT1T, a gram-positive sulfidogenic polyextremophile

Emily Denise Melton, Dimitry Y. Sorokin, Lex Overmars, Alla L. Lapidus, Manoj Pillay, Natalia Ivanova, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Tanja Woyke, Gerard Muyzer

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Dethiobacter alkaliphilus strain AHT1T is an anaerobic, sulfidogenic, moderately salt-tolerant alkaliphilic chemolithotroph isolated from hypersaline soda lake sediments in northeastern Mongolia. It is a Gram-positive bacterium with low GC content, within the phylum Firmicutes. Here we report its draft genome sequence, which consists of 34 contigs with a total sequence length of 3.12 Mbp. D. alkaliphilus strain AHT1T was sequenced by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) as part of the Community Science Program due to its relevance to bioremediation and biotechnological applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number57
JournalStandards in Genomic Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2017


  • Extreme environment
  • Firmicutes
  • Gram-positive
  • Haloalkaliphilic
  • Sediment
  • Soda lake


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