Query: NC_015958:677500 Thermoanaerobacter wiegelii Rt8.B1 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Thermoanaerobacter wiegelii; Thermoanaerobacter; Thermoanaerobacteraceae; Thermoanaerobacterales; Firmicutes; Bacteria General Information: Country: New Zealand; Environment: Fresh water, Hot spring; Temp: Thermophile. Thermoanaerobacter wiegelii was first isolated from a freswater hot spring in New Zealand. This organism is an obligate anaerobe and can growth at temperatures as high as 78 degrees C.
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General Information: This organism is extremely salt tolerant and alkaliphilic and has a number of hydrogen, sodium and potassium transporters to deal with these extreme environments. This organism was isolated from deep sea mud (1050 m) from the Iheya ridge near Okinawa, Japan in 1998.