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Title: Permanent draft genome of Thermithiobacillus tepidarius DSM 3134 T, a moderately thermophilic, obligately chemolithoautotrophic member of the Acidithiobacillia

Abstract

Thermithiobacillus tepidarius DSM 3134 T was originally isolated (1983) from the waters of a sulfidic spring entering the Roman Baths (Temple of Sulis-Minerva) at Bath, United Kingdom and is an obligate chemolithoautotroph growing at the expense of reduced sulfur species. This strain has a genome size of 2,958,498 bp. Here we report the genome sequence, annotation and characteristics. The genome comprises 2,902 protein coding and 66 RNA coding genes. Genes responsible for the transaldolase variant of the Calvin-Benson-Bassham cycle were identified along with a biosynthetic horseshoe in lieu of Krebs' cycle sensu stricto. Terminal oxidases were identified, viz. cytochrome c oxidase (cbb 3 , EC 1.9.3.1) and ubiquinol oxidase (bd, EC 1.10.3.10). Metalloresistance genes involved in pathways of arsenic and cadmium resistance were found. Evidence of horizontal gene transfer accounting for 5.9 % of the protein-coding genes was found, including transfer from Thiobacillus spp. and Methylococcus capsulatus Bath, isolated from the same spring. A sox gene cluster was found, similar in structure to those from other Acidithiobacillia - by comparison with Thiobacillus thioparus and Paracoccus denitrificans, an additional gene between soxA and soxB was found, annotated as a DUF302-family protein of unknown function. As the Kelly-Friedrich pathway of thiosulfate oxidationmore » (encoded by sox) is not used in Thermithiobacillus spp., the role of the operon (if any) in this species remains unknown. We speculate that DUF302 and sox genes may have a role in periplasmic trithionate oxidation.« less

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  1. Univ. of Plymouth (United Kingdom). School of Biological Sciences; Univ. of Plymouth (United Kingdom). Sustainable Earth Institute
  2. USDOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), Walnut Creek, CA (United States)
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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); USDOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), Walnut Creek, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1377501
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231; RG120444
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Standards in Genomic Sciences
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 1; Related Information: See also the Erratum: at doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40793-016-0197-z; Journal ID: ISSN 1944-3277
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; Thermithiobacillus tepidarius; Acidithiobacillia; Sulfur oxidation; Chemolithoautotroph; Thiosulfate; DUF302

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Boden, Rich, Hutt, Lee P., Huntemann, Marcel, Clum, Alicia, Pillay, Manoj, Palaniappan, Krishnaveni, Varghese, Neha, Mikhailova, Natalia, Stamatis, Dimitrios, Reddy, Tatiparthi, Ngan, Chew Yee, Daum, Chris, Shapiro, Nicole, Markowitz, Victor, Ivanova, Natalia, Woyke, Tanja, and Kyrpides, Nikos. Permanent draft genome of Thermithiobacillus tepidarius DSM 3134T, a moderately thermophilic, obligately chemolithoautotrophic member of the Acidithiobacillia. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1186/s40793-016-0188-0.
Boden, Rich, Hutt, Lee P., Huntemann, Marcel, Clum, Alicia, Pillay, Manoj, Palaniappan, Krishnaveni, Varghese, Neha, Mikhailova, Natalia, Stamatis, Dimitrios, Reddy, Tatiparthi, Ngan, Chew Yee, Daum, Chris, Shapiro, Nicole, Markowitz, Victor, Ivanova, Natalia, Woyke, Tanja, & Kyrpides, Nikos. Permanent draft genome of Thermithiobacillus tepidarius DSM 3134T, a moderately thermophilic, obligately chemolithoautotrophic member of the Acidithiobacillia. United States. doi:10.1186/s40793-016-0188-0.
Boden, Rich, Hutt, Lee P., Huntemann, Marcel, Clum, Alicia, Pillay, Manoj, Palaniappan, Krishnaveni, Varghese, Neha, Mikhailova, Natalia, Stamatis, Dimitrios, Reddy, Tatiparthi, Ngan, Chew Yee, Daum, Chris, Shapiro, Nicole, Markowitz, Victor, Ivanova, Natalia, Woyke, Tanja, and Kyrpides, Nikos. 2016. "Permanent draft genome of Thermithiobacillus tepidarius DSM 3134T, a moderately thermophilic, obligately chemolithoautotrophic member of the Acidithiobacillia". United States. doi:10.1186/s40793-016-0188-0. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1377501.
@article{osti_1377501,
title = {Permanent draft genome of Thermithiobacillus tepidarius DSM 3134T, a moderately thermophilic, obligately chemolithoautotrophic member of the Acidithiobacillia},
author = {Boden, Rich and Hutt, Lee P. and Huntemann, Marcel and Clum, Alicia and Pillay, Manoj and Palaniappan, Krishnaveni and Varghese, Neha and Mikhailova, Natalia and Stamatis, Dimitrios and Reddy, Tatiparthi and Ngan, Chew Yee and Daum, Chris and Shapiro, Nicole and Markowitz, Victor and Ivanova, Natalia and Woyke, Tanja and Kyrpides, Nikos},
abstractNote = {Thermithiobacillus tepidarius DSM 3134T was originally isolated (1983) from the waters of a sulfidic spring entering the Roman Baths (Temple of Sulis-Minerva) at Bath, United Kingdom and is an obligate chemolithoautotroph growing at the expense of reduced sulfur species. This strain has a genome size of 2,958,498 bp. Here we report the genome sequence, annotation and characteristics. The genome comprises 2,902 protein coding and 66 RNA coding genes. Genes responsible for the transaldolase variant of the Calvin-Benson-Bassham cycle were identified along with a biosynthetic horseshoe in lieu of Krebs' cycle sensu stricto. Terminal oxidases were identified, viz. cytochrome c oxidase (cbb3 , EC 1.9.3.1) and ubiquinol oxidase (bd, EC 1.10.3.10). Metalloresistance genes involved in pathways of arsenic and cadmium resistance were found. Evidence of horizontal gene transfer accounting for 5.9 % of the protein-coding genes was found, including transfer from Thiobacillus spp. and Methylococcus capsulatus Bath, isolated from the same spring. A sox gene cluster was found, similar in structure to those from other Acidithiobacillia - by comparison with Thiobacillus thioparus and Paracoccus denitrificans, an additional gene between soxA and soxB was found, annotated as a DUF302-family protein of unknown function. As the Kelly-Friedrich pathway of thiosulfate oxidation (encoded by sox) is not used in Thermithiobacillus spp., the role of the operon (if any) in this species remains unknown. We speculate that DUF302 and sox genes may have a role in periplasmic trithionate oxidation.},
doi = {10.1186/s40793-016-0188-0},
journal = {Standards in Genomic Sciences},
number = 1,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 9
}

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  • The errors and associated corrections described in this document concerning the original manuscript were accountable to the production department handling this manuscript, and thus are no fault of the authors of this paper. Additionally, the online manuscript has now been updated with these corrections accordingly. In the original publication of this article, the title was displayed incorrectly as "Permanent draft genome of Thermithiobaclillus tepidarius DSM 3134T, a moderately thermophilic, obligately chemolithoautotrophic member of the Acidithiobacillia". The genus name "Thermithiobacillus" was misspelt as "Thermithiobaclillus". This has now been corrected in the original article.
  • Thiobacillus thioparus DSM 505 T is one of first two isolated strains of inorganic sulfur-oxidising Bacteria. The original strain of T. thioparus was lost almost 100 years ago and the working type strain is Culture C T (=DSM 505 T = ATCC 8158 T ) isolated by Starkey in 1934 from agricultural soil at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. It is an obligate chemolithoautotroph that conserves energy from the oxidation of reduced inorganic sulfur compounds using the Kelly-Trudinger pathway and uses it to fix carbon dioxide It is not capable of heterotrophic or mixotrophic growth. The strain has a genomemore » size of 3,201,518 bp. Here we report the genome sequence, annotation and characteristics. The genome contains 3,135 protein coding and 62 RNA coding genes. Genes encoding the transaldolase variant of the Calvin-Benson-Bassham cycle were also identified and an operon encoding carboxysomes, along with Smith's biosynthetic horseshoe in lieu of Krebs' cycle sensu stricto. Terminal oxidases were identified, viz. cytochrome c oxidase (cbb3, EC 1.9.3.1) and ubiquinol oxidase (bd, EC 1.10.3.10). There is a partial sox operon of the Kelly-Friedrich pathway of inorganic sulfur-oxidation that contains soxXYZAB genes but lacking soxCDEF, there is also a lack of the DUF302 gene previously noted in the sox operon of other members of the 'Proteobacteria' that can use trithionate as an energy source. In spite of apparently not growing anaerobically with denitrification, the nar, nir, nor and nos operons encoding enzymes of denitrification are found in the T. thioparus genome, in the same arrangements as in the true denitrifier T. denitrificans.« less
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  • The complete genome sequence of Thiobacillus denitrificans ATCC 25259 is the first to become available for an obligately chemolithoautotrophic, sulfur-compound-oxidizing, {beta}-proteobacterium. Analysis of the 2,909,809-bp genome will facilitate our molecular and biochemical understanding of the unusual metabolic repertoire of this bacterium, including its ability to couple denitrification to sulfur-compound oxidation, to catalyze anaerobic, nitrate-dependent oxidation of Fe(II) and U(IV), and to oxidize mineral electron donors. Notable genomic features include (i) genes encoding c-type cytochromes totaling 1 to 2 percent of the genome, which is a proportion greater than for almost all bacterial and archaeal species sequenced to date, (ii) genesmore » encoding two [NiFe]hydrogenases, which is particularly significant because no information on hydrogenases has previously been reported for T. denitrificans and hydrogen oxidation appears to be critical for anaerobic U(IV) oxidation by this species, (iii) a diverse complement of more than 50 genes associated with sulfur-compound oxidation (including sox genes, dsr genes, and genes associated with the AMP-dependent oxidation of sulfite to sulfate), some of which occur in multiple (up to eight) copies, (iv) a relatively large number of genes associated with inorganic ion transport and heavy metal resistance, and (v) a paucity of genes encoding organic-compound transporters, commensurate with obligate chemolithoautotrophy. Ultimately, the genome sequence of T. denitrificans will enable elucidation of the mechanisms of aerobic and anaerobic sulfur-compound oxidation by {beta}-proteobacteria and will help reveal the molecular basis of this organism's role in major biogeochemical cycles (i.e., those involving sulfur, nitrogen, and carbon) and groundwater restoration.« less