Pre_GI: SWBIT SVG BLASTN

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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BLASTN Alignment.txt

Subject: NC_009033:1108236 Staphylothermus marinus F1, complete genome

Lineage: Staphylothermus marinus; Staphylothermus; Desulfurococcaceae; Desulfurococcales; Crenarchaeota; Archaea

General Information: Hyperthermophilic archaeon. This organism was isolated from hydrothermal marine sediment from Vulcano Island in Italy. Staphylothermus marinus is heterotrophic and requires sulfur, which is reduced to H2S, for growth.