NC_009484:318500 Acidiphilium cryptum JF-5 chromosome, complete genome
Host Lineage: Acidiphilium cryptum; Acidiphilium; Acetobacteraceae; Rhodospirillales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria
General Information: Acidiphilium cryptum strain JF-5 was isolated under iron-reducing conditions from coal mine lake sediment and is able to grow by coupling the reduction of iron to the oxidation of glucose. Iron-reducing acidophile. Acidiphilium cryptum was first isolated from a supposedly pure culture of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans. This organism, a heterotrophic acidophile, has been isolated from acid mine drainage, hydrothermal vent water, and other acidic mineral environments.