Draft genome sequence of the sulfur-oxidizing bacterium "Candidatus Sulfurovum sediminum" AR, which belongs to the Epsilonproteobacteria

J Bacteriol. 2012 Aug;194(15):4128-9. doi: 10.1128/JB.00741-12.


Sulfur-oxidizing bacteria are common microorganisms in a variety of sulfide-rich environments. They play important roles in the global sulfur cycle on earth. Here, we present a high-quality draft genome sequence of a sulfur-oxidizing bacterium, "Candidatus Sulfurovum sediminum" strain AR, which belongs to the class Epsilonproteobacteria and dominated an enrichment culture from a marine sediment collected off Svalbard, within the Arctic Circle. Its genome contains genes for sulfur oxidation and carbon fixation. The size of the draft genome is 2.12 Mb, and the G+C content is 39.4%.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Base Composition
  • DNA, Bacterial / chemistry*
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics*
  • Epsilonproteobacteria / genetics*
  • Epsilonproteobacteria / isolation & purification
  • Epsilonproteobacteria / metabolism
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Geologic Sediments / microbiology
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Oxidation-Reduction
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA*
  • Sulfur / metabolism
  • Svalbard


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Sulfur

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AJLE01000000