Draft genome sequence of Dethiobacter alkaliphilus strain AHT1 T, a gram-positive sulfidogenic polyextremophile

Stand Genomic Sci. 2017 Sep 21;12:57. doi: 10.1186/s40793-017-0268-9. eCollection 2017.


Dethiobacter alkaliphilus strain AHT1T is an anaerobic, sulfidogenic, moderately salt-tolerant alkaliphilic chemolithotroph isolated from hypersaline soda lake sediments in northeastern Mongolia. It is a Gram-positive bacterium with low GC content, within the phylum Firmicutes. Here we report its draft genome sequence, which consists of 34 contigs with a total sequence length of 3.12 Mbp. D. alkaliphilus strain AHT1T was sequenced by the Joint Genome Institute (JGI) as part of the Community Science Program due to its relevance to bioremediation and biotechnological applications.

Keywords: Extreme environment; Firmicutes; Gram-positive; Haloalkaliphilic; Sediment; Soda lake.

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