Query: NC_016051:1429800 Thermococcus sp. AM4 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Thermococcus; Thermococcus; Thermococcaceae; Thermococcales; Euryarchaeota; Archaea General Information: This strain was collected from the Pacific Ocean, East Pacific Rise at a depth of 2600 meters. It was cultured at 80 degrees C in basal salts medium containing carbon monoxide in the gas phase. A marine microorganism capable of using carbon monoxide as a sole carbon and energy source.
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General Information: This organism was originally identified as Pyrococcus sp. strain KOD1. It was isolated from a solfatara on Kodakara Island, Japan. Hyperthermophilic archeon. This genus is a member of the order Thermococcales in the Euryarchaeota. Thermococcus sp. are the most commonly isolated hyperthermophilic organisms and are often isolated from marine hydrothermal vents and terrestrial hot sulfur springs. Elemental sulfur is either required for, or stimulates, growth. These obligate heterotrophs can ferment a variety of organic compounds, including peptides, amino acids, and sugars in the absence of sulfur. Thermococcus kodakaraensis is a hyperthermophilic archeon. Proteins from this organism have been extensively studied to find thermostable enzymes for industrial and biotechnological applications.