Query: NC_002689:46243 Thermoplasma volcanium GSS1, complete genome Lineage: Thermoplasma volcanium; Thermoplasma; Thermoplasmataceae; Thermoplasmatales; Euryarchaeota; Archaea General Information: This strain is the type strain for this species, and was isolated from a solfataric (volcanic area that gives off sulfuric gases) field. Thermophilic archaea. This organism is a thermophilic, acidophilic, archaea that was isolated from acidic hydrothermal vents on the shore of Aeolian Island of Vulcano, Italy. Growth of this facultative aerobe occurs at temperatures of 33-67°C with optimal at 60°C and pH of 1.0-4.0 (optimal 2.0).
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General Information: This organism is a thermoacidophile, and can grow at temperatures around 60C and in environments where the pH drops to 0. The name reflects the area where the organism was isolated, which was a hot dry soil in Kawayu, in northern Japan, that was solfataric (volcanic area that gives off sulfur). The genome also encodes a large number of proton-driven secondary transporters which represents another adaptation to the acid environment. This organism expresses a surface layer (S-layer) that consists of a semicrystalline array of proteins outside the cell membrane.