Query: NC_009440:1568500:1583555 Metallosphaera sedula DSM 5348 chromosome, complete genome
Start: 1583555, End: 1585153, Length: 1599
Host Lineage: Metallosphaera sedula; Metallosphaera; Sulfolobaceae; Sulfolobales; Crenarchaeota; Archaea
General Information: Acid-loving thermophile which can oxidize coal and pyrite. Metallosphaera sedula was isolated from a thermal pond in the Pisciarelli Solfatara in Italy. This organism is able to leach metals from sulfidic ores making it a potential bioleaching agent. The rate of oxidation of iron pyrite for this organism is increased under conditions of thermal and chemical stress.