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Title: Complete genome sequence of Desulfurivibrio alkaliphilus strain AHT2 T, a haloalkaliphilic sulfidogen from Egyptian hypersaline alkaline lakes

Desulfurivibrio alkaliphilus strain AHT2 T 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 AHT2 T 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. Here, D. alkaliphilus AHT2 T 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 AHT2 T was sequenced by the DOE Joint Genome Institute as part of the Community Science Program.
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  1. Univ. of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  2. Research Centre of Biotechnology, Moscow (Russia); Delft Univ. of Technology, Delft (The Netherlands)
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  4. USDOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), Walnut Creek, CA (United States)
  5. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  6. USDOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), Walnut Creek, CA (United States); King Abdulaziz Univ., Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
  7. St. Petersburg State Univ., St. Petersburg (Russia)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1944-3277
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396; AC02-05CH11231
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Standards in Genomic Sciences
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1944-3277
BioMed Central
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; Biological Science; Deltaproteobacteria; Soda lake; Sediment; Sulfur cycle; Sulfur disproportionation
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1377480