Query: NC_009776:617532 Ignicoccus hospitalis KIN4/I, complete genome Lineage: Ignicoccus hospitalis; Ignicoccus; Desulfurococcaceae; Desulfurococcales; Crenarchaeota; Archaea General Information: Ignicoccus hospitalis Kin4/I was isolated from gravel obtained from the shallow marine hydrothermal system of the Kolbeinsey Ridge, north of Iceland. Hyperthermophilic archaeon. Ignicoccus hospitalis, an anaerobic, hyperthermophilic, chemoautolithotroph, uses hydrogen to reduce elemental sulfur and produce hydrogen sulfide. This organism is also moderately halophilic and acidophilic. Ignicoccus hospitalis is the host organism for Nanoarchaeum equitans.
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General Information: Pyrococcus has similar characteristics of other thermoautotrophican archaea such as Archaeoglobus, and Methanococcus in the respect that they are all thermophilic and anaerobic. Pyrococcus differs, however, because its optimal growth temperature is nearly 100 °C and dwells at a greater sea depth than the other archaea. Studying Pyrococcus helps give insight to possible mechanisms used to endure extreme environmental conditions like high temperatures and high pressure.