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Giovannelli D., Ferriera S., Johnson J., Kravitz S., Pérez-Rodríguez I., Ricci J., O'Brien C., Voordeckers J., Bini E., Vetriani C. Draft genome sequence of Caminibacter mediatlanticus strain TB-2T, an epsilonproteobacterium isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. In: Standards in Genomic Sciences, vol. 5 (1) pp. 135 - 143. Biomed Phys Sci, 2011.
Caminibacter mediatlanticus strain TB-2T [1], is a thermophilic, anaerobic, chemolithoauto-trophic bacterium, isolated from the walls of an active deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the type strain of the species. C. mediatlanticus is a Gram-negative member of the Epsilonproteobacteria (order Nautiliales) that grows chemolithoauto-trophically with H2 as the energy source and CO2 as the carbon source. Nitrate or sulfur is used as the terminal electron acceptor, with resulting production of ammonium and hydro-gen sulfide, respectively. In view of the widespread distribution, importance and physiologi-cal characteristics of thermophilic Epsilonproteobacteria in deep-sea geothermal environ-ments, it is likely that these organisms provide a relevant contribution to both primary prod-uctivity and the biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nitrogen and sulfur at hydrothermal vents. Here we report the main features of the genome of C. mediatlanticus strain TB-2T.
DOI: 10.4056/sigs.2094859
Subject epsilonproteobacteria
deep-sea hydrothermal vent

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