Pre_GI: SWBIT SVG BLASTN

Query: NC_006624:1448165 Thermococcus kodakarensis KOD1, complete genome

Lineage: Thermococcus kodakarensis; Thermococcus; Thermococcaceae; Thermococcales; Euryarchaeota; Archaea

General Information: This organism was originally identified as Pyrococcus sp. strain KOD1. It was isolated from a solfatara on Kodakara Island, Japan. Hyperthermophilic archeon. This genus is a member of the order Thermococcales in the Euryarchaeota. Thermococcus sp. are the most commonly isolated hyperthermophilic organisms and are often isolated from marine hydrothermal vents and terrestrial hot sulfur springs. Elemental sulfur is either required for, or stimulates, growth. These obligate heterotrophs can ferment a variety of organic compounds, including peptides, amino acids, and sugars in the absence of sulfur. Thermococcus kodakaraensis is a hyperthermophilic archeon. Proteins from this organism have been extensively studied to find thermostable enzymes for industrial and biotechnological applications.

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Subject: NC_000961:1481685 Pyrococcus horikoshii OT3, complete genome

Lineage: Pyrococcus horikoshii; Pyrococcus; Thermococcaceae; Thermococcales; Euryarchaeota; Archaea

General Information: This organism was isolated from a hydrothermal vent at Okinawa Trough in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 1395 m. This organism is an obligate anaerobic, hyperthermophilic archaeon. Growth occurs at 80-102 degrees C with optimal growth at 98 degrees C and a pH of 7.0. Presence of elemental sulfur has been found to greatly stimulate growth.