Query: NC_008701:1259000 Pyrobaculum islandicum DSM 4184, complete genome Lineage: Pyrobaculum islandicum; Pyrobaculum; Thermoproteaceae; Thermoproteales; Crenarchaeota; Archaea General Information: Hyperthermophilic anaerobe. Pyrobaculum islandicum was isolated from water from a geothermal power plant in Iceland. This organism is able to grow lithotrophically and organotrophically using hydrogen or organic matter as the electron donors and sulfur, sulfite, and thiosulfate as electron acceptors.
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General Information: This organism was isolated from the sea floor of a solfataric (volcanic area that gives off gas) environment with temperatures up to 112 degrees C at a depth of 9 m, off the shore of Sao Miguel Island, Azores. Hyperthermophilic sulfur-reducing archaeon. This bacterium is an extreme hyperthermophilic, anaerobic, sulfur-reducing archaeon. Grows optimally at 95-106 degress C, with a NaCl concentration of 17 g/l and a pH of 7.0.