NC_002578:729632 Thermoplasma acidophilum DSM 1728, complete genome
Host Lineage: Thermoplasma acidophilum; Thermoplasma; Thermoplasmataceae; Thermoplasmatales; Euryarchaeota; Archaea
General Information: Thermophilic archaea. This organism is a thermophilic, acidophilic, archaea that was isolated from a self-heating coal refuse pile in southwestern Indiana. This facultative aerobe grows at temperatures 45-63 degrees C with optimal growth at 59 degrees C and pH of 0.5-4 (optimal pH 2.0).