Query: NC_015757:2459424 Sulfobacillus acidophilus TPY chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Sulfobacillus acidophilus; Sulfobacillus; Clostridiales Family XVII; Clostridiales; Firmicutes; Bacteria General Information: Sulfobacillus acidophilus was first isolated from a coal spoil heap in the United Kingdom. This orgainism is an acidophilic sulfur- and iron-oxidizing bacterium capable of autotrophic growth on iron and sulfur.
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General Information: This organism was originally isolated from a hot spring in Tengcong, China, and is the type strain for the species. Genomic analysis indicates it is similar to Bacillus halodurans and that it has one of the most biased leading strand distribution of genes. Although the organism has not been observed to be motile or to sporulate, it does contain genes for both functions. The bacterium produces acetate and ethanol from glucose and cannot degrade xylan and cellulose.