Stand Genomic Sci 7(1) , 82-90 (Oct 10 2012)
Thermovibrio ammonificans type strain HB-1(T) is a thermophilic (Topt: 75 degrees C), strictly anaerobic, chemolithoautotrophic bacterium that was isolated from an active, high temperature deep-sea hydrothermal vent on the East Pacific Rise. This organism grows on mineral salts medium in the presence of CO2/H2, using NO3(-) or S(0) as electron acceptors, which are reduced to ammonium or hydrogen sulfide, respectively. T. ammonificans is one of only three species within the genus Thermovibrio, a member of the family Desulfurobacteriaceae, and it forms a deep branch within the phylum Aquificae. Here we report the main features of the genome of T. ammonificans strain HB-1(T) (DSM 15698(T)).