Query: NC_015680:369777 Pyrococcus yayanosii CH1 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Pyrococcus yayanosii; Pyrococcus; Thermococcaceae; Thermococcales; Euryarchaeota; Archaea General Information: Pyrococcus yayanosii CH1 is the first obligate piezophilic hyperthermophilic archaeon isolated from the deep-sea hydrothermal site Ashadze on the mid-Atlantic ridge at a depth of 4,100 m. This organism grows within a temperature range of 80 to 108 degrees C and a hydrostatic pressure range of 20 to 120 MPa, with optima at 98 degrees C and 52 MPa, respectively.
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General Information: This organism was isolated from an active chimney in the North Fiji Basin of the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 3500 meters. This organism is an obligate anaerobic, hyperthermophilic archaeon. Growth occurs at a temperature of 67-103 degrees C with optimal growth at 103 degrees C at 200 atmospheres of pressure. Increased hydrostatic pressure has been found to extend the upper growth temperature and stimulate growth.