Genome sequence of Haloplasma contractile, an unusual contractile bacterium from a deep-sea anoxic brine lake.

Andre Antunes, Intikhab Alam, Hamza El Dorry, Rania Siam, Anthony J. Robertson, Vladimir B. Bajic, Ulrich Stingl

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We present the draft genome of Haloplasma contractile, isolated from a deep-sea brine and representing a new order between Firmicutes and Mollicutes. Its complex morphology with contractile protrusions might be strongly influenced by the presence of seven MreB/Mbl homologs, which appears to be the highest copy number ever reported.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4551-4552
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Issue number17
StatePublished - Jun 24 2011

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