NC_009616:1604276 Thermosipho melanesiensis BI429 chromosome, complete genome
Host Lineage: Thermosipho melanesiensis; Thermosipho; Thermotogaceae; Thermotogales; Thermotogae; Bacteria
General Information: BI429 (CIP 104789) is the type strain for this species and was isolated from the gills of Bathymodiolus brevior, a deep-sea mussel. The sample was taken from the Lau Basin at the bottom of a black smoker between 1832 and 1887 metres. Thermosipho melanesiensis is a deep-sea thermophilic marine organism closely related to a hot springs isolate, T. africanus.