Query: NC_013501:176073 Rhodothermus marinus DSM 4252, complete genome Lineage: Rhodothermus marinus; Rhodothermus; Rhodothermaceae; Bacteroidetes Order II; Bacteroidetes; Bacteria General Information: Isolation: Submarine alkaline hot spring at Reykjanes; Country: Iceland; Temp: Thermophile; Temp: 65C; Habitat: Hot spring, Marine. This organism is a thermophilic bacterium which can grow at temperatures of up to 77 degrees C and at salt concentrations of over 6% NaCl. It has been isolated from shallow water geothermal habitats in Iceland, Portugal and Italy.
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General Information: It was isolated from a marine sediment in the Mediterranean sea near Venice, Italy. It is involved in the anaerobic mineralization of organic matter coming from the water column. Desulfobacterium autotrophicum is capable of growing litho-autotrophically with H2, CO2 and sulfate, but also by coupling sulfate reduction with the oxidation of fatty acids. This organism can transform tetra to dichlormethane.