Halorhodospira halophila is among the most halophilic organisms known. It is an obligately photosynthetic and anaerobic purple sulfur bacterium that exhibits autotrophic growth up to saturated NaCl concentrations. The type strain H. halophila SL1 was isolated from a hypersaline lake in Oregon. Here we report the determination of its entire genome in a single contig. This is the first genome of a phototrophic extreme halophile. The genome consists of 2,678,452 bp, encoding 2,493 predicted genes as determined by automated genome annota-tion. Of the 2,407 predicted proteins, 1,905 were assigned to a putative function. Future de-tailed analysis of this genome promises to yield insights into the halophilic adaptations of this organism, its ability for photoautotrophic growth under extreme conditions, and its character-istic sulfur metabolism.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Standards in Genomic Sciences|
|State||Published - 1 Jul 2013|
- Purple sulfur bacterium
- Saturated salt
- Sulfur metabolism