Query: NC_008701:1412500 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: Hyperthermophilic radioresistant marine archaeon. Thermococcus gammatolerans was isolated from hydrothermal vent chimneys located in the mid-Atlantic Ridge and Guyamas basin. When exposed to gamma radiation, this organism has a survival curve similar to Deinococcus radiodurans.