HAMAP proteomes
Sulfolobus islandicus (strain L.D.8.5 / Lassen #2)

General information

Species:  Sulfolobus islandicus (strain L.D.8.5 / Lassen #2)
Species code: SULID
Taxonomy: Archaea; Crenarchaeota; Thermoprotei; Sulfolobales; Sulfolobaceae; Sulfolobus (TaxID: 425944) [NEWT/ NCBI]
Description: Sulfolobus islandicus (strain L.D.8.5 / Lassen 2) is an aerobic thermo-acidophilic archaeum commonly identified in hot, acidic sulfur springs and isolated from Lassen National Park in California. 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. (Adapted from PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=genomeprj&cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=18805).
Properties: Presence of flagella: No
Human pathogen: No
Interaction: No
Number of membranes: 1

Genome(s) sequenced

Strain:    L.D.8.5 / Lassen #2
Genome structure:
• Plasmid pLD8501 EMBL accession number CP001732 (circular; 26,615 bp) (download entry)
• Chromosome EMBL accession number CP001731 (circular; 2,722,032 bp) (download entry)
[1] Copeland A., Lucas S., Lapidus A., Barry K., Glavina del Rio T., Dalin E., Tice H., Pitluck S., Bruce D., Goodwin L., Land M., Whitaker R.J., Richardson P. ;
Submitted (SEP-2009) to the EMBL/GenBank/DDBJ databases.
[2] Reno M.L., Held N.L., Fields C.J., Burke P.V., Whitaker R.J. ;
"Contemporary genome evolution in thermophilic Archaea.";
Submitted (JAN-2010) to the EMBL/GenBank/DDBJ databases.
[3] 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:
Entrez Genome Project: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=genomeprj&cmd=DetailsSearch&term=Sulfolobus+islandicus+L.D.8.5+AND+pt_default[prop]
Unofficial: http://genome.jgi-psf.org/sull2/sull2.home.html