NC_009376:37851 Pyrobaculum arsenaticum DSM 13514 chromosome, complete genome
Host Lineage: Pyrobaculum arsenaticum; Pyrobaculum; Thermoproteaceae; Thermoproteales; Crenarchaeota; Archaea
General Information: Pyrobaculum arsenaticum strain DSM 13514 was isolated from a hot spring at Pisciarelli Solfatara in Italy. Arsenate-reducing hyperthermophile. Pyrobaculum arsenaticum is able to grow both chemolithoautotrophically, using hydrogen as the electron donor, to reduce arsenate, thiosulfate, or elemental sulfur, and organotrophically, using arsenate and thiosulfate as electron acceptors. Pyrobaculum arsenaticum may play an important role in the cycling of arsenic and sulfur in hyperthermal environments.