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: Pyrococcus has similar characteristics of other thermoautotrophican archaea such as Archaeoglobus, and Methanococcus in the respect that they are all thermophilic and anaerobic. Pyrococcus differs, however, because its optimal growth temperature is nearly 100 °C and dwells at a greater sea depth than the other archaea. Studying Pyrococcus helps give insight to possible mechanisms used to endure extreme environmental conditions like high temperatures and high pressure.