Query: NC_015865:685882 Thermococcus sp. 4557 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Thermococcus; Thermococcus; Thermococcaceae; Thermococcales; Euryarchaeota; Archaea General Information: Sulfur-reducing, strictly anaerobic, and hyperthermophilic archaeon. Isolated from the deep-sea hydrothermal vent Guaymas Basin site in the Gulf of California at a depth of 2,000 m.
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General Information: This organism was isolated from a hydrothermal vent at Okinawa Trough in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 1395 m. This organism is an obligate anaerobic, hyperthermophilic archaeon. Growth occurs at 80-102 degrees C with optimal growth at 98 degrees C and a pH of 7.0. Presence of elemental sulfur has been found to greatly stimulate growth.