Genome Sequence of Salarchaeum sp. Strain JOR-1, an Extremely Halophilic Archaeon from the Dead Sea

Microbiol Resour Announc. 2020 Jan 30;9(5):e01505-19. doi: 10.1128/MRA.01505-19.


An extremely halophilic archaeon, Salarchaeum sp. strain JOR-1, was isolated from the east coast of the Dead Sea, Kingdom of Jordan, and sequenced using single-molecule real-time (SMRT) sequencing. The GC-rich 2.5-Mbp genome was composed of a circular chromosome and a megaplasmid. The genome contained 2,633 genes and was incorporated into HaloWeb (