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HAMAP proteomes
Sulfolobus islandicus (strain M.16.27)

General information

Species:  Sulfolobus islandicus (strain M.16.27)
Species code: SULIA
Taxonomy: Archaea; Crenarchaeota; Thermoprotei; Sulfolobales; Sulfolobaceae; Sulfolobus (TaxID: 427318) [NEWT/ NCBI]
Description: Sulfolobus islandicus (strain M.16.27) is an aerobic thermo-acidophilic archaeum commonly identified in hot, acidic sulfur springs and isolated from a hot spring on the Kamchatka Penninsula, in the Russian Far East. S. islandicus can grow both chemoautotrophically, using sulfur or hydrogen sulfide, and heterotrophically. Like other Sulfolobus spp., S. islandicus can play host to a number of plasmids and viruses which may be useful in developing tools for genetic analysis. (Adaptated from: and PMID:19435847).
Properties: Presence of flagella: No
Human pathogen: No
Interaction: No
Number of membranes: 1

Genome(s) sequenced

Strain:    M.16.27
Genome structure:
Chromosome EMBL accession number CP001401 (circular; 2,692,402 bp) (download entry)
[1] Pubmed=19435847;
Reno M.L., Held N.L., Fields C.J., Burke P.V., Whitaker R.J. ;
"Biogeography of the Sulfolobus islandicus pan-genome.";
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106:8605-8610(2009).
Web links:
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