Query: NC_010556:462500 Exiguobacterium sibiricum 255-15, complete genome Lineage: Exiguobacterium sibiricum; Exiguobacterium; Bacillales Family XII; Bacillales; Firmicutes; Bacteria General Information: This organism was isolated from a 2-3 million-year permafrost core in Siberia, Russia and can survive and grow rapidly at low temperatures. Analysis of long-term survival of psychrophilic organisms such as this one may aid understanding of the potential growth of organisms in astrobiology. Exiguobacterium sibiricum is a psychrotolerant organism able to grow at temperatures that range from -6 to 40 degrees C. This organism is also able to survive repeated freeze/thaw cycles which may contribute to its ability to survive in cold environments.
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General Information: This strain was isolated from a sample of coastal sea water near a French Antarctic station. This organism is adapted to growth at low temperatures and reactive oxygen species by a number of putative dioxygenases and fatty acid desaturases amongst other proteins. The organism can grow optimally in salt concentrations of 1.5 to 3.5% NaCl.The genome consists of 2 chromosomes, one of which may replicate unidirectionally. Some interesting features of this genome include the lack of the nucleoid-associated gene hns, a lack of genes involved in molybdopterin metabolism, a lack of the cAMP-CAP complex, and a lack of the PEP-dependent PTS system.