Complete genome sequence of hyperthermophilic archaeon Thermococcus sp. ES1

J Biotechnol. 2014 Mar 20:174:14-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2014.01.022. Epub 2014 Jan 25.


Thermococcus sp. strain ES1 is an anaerobic, hyperthermophilic archaeon from a hydrothermal vent that catabolizes sugars and peptides and produces H2S from S°, H2, acetate and CO2 as its primary metabolites. We present the complete genome sequence of this strain (1,957,742bp) with a focus on its substrate utilization and metabolite production capabilities. The sequence will contribute to the development of heterotrophic archaea for bioenergy production and biogeochemical modeling in hydrothermal environments.

Keywords: Archaea; Bioenergy; Hyperthermophile; Thermococcus sp.; Whole genome.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • DNA, Archaeal*
  • Genes, Archaeal
  • Genome, Archaeal*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Open Reading Frames
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Thermococcus / classification
  • Thermococcus / genetics*


  • DNA, Archaeal

Associated data

  • GENBANK/CP006965