NC_003413:603157 Pyrococcus furiosus DSM 3638, complete genome
Host Lineage: Pyrococcus furiosus; Pyrococcus; Thermococcaceae; Thermococcales; Euryarchaeota; Archaea
General Information: This strain was isolated from a shallow marine solfataric (volcanic area that gives off sulfuric gases) region at Vulcano Island, Italy. This organism is a strictly anaerobic, hyperthermophilic archaeon. Growth occurs at temperatures between 67 and 103 degrees C, with optimal growth at 100 degrees C and a pH of 7.0. This organism is highly motile due to a bundle of flagella.