Huber, Gertrud and Stetter, Karl Otto (1991) Sulfolobus metallicus, sp. nov., a Novel Strictly Chemolithoautotrophic Thermophilic Archaeal Species of Metal-Mobilizers. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 14, pp. 372-378.
Five new isolates of archaeal coccoid thermoacidophiles were obtained from Icelandic solfataric fields. They are strict chemolithoautotrophs gaining energy by oxidation of S° and sulfidic ores. The new strains grow between 50 and 75 °C and p H 1 and 4.5 and tolerate N a C l concentrations of up to 3.0%. The G C - content of their D N A is 38 m o l % . The new isolates resemble members of Sulfolobus in their morphology, their ability to oxidize reduced sulfur compounds and their GC-content. They are different in their strictly chemolithoautotrophic mode of life, their ore-leaching capacity, D N A / D N A hybridization and incomplete serological cross-reaction of R N A polymerase. Therefore, we describe here a new species, Sulfolobus metallicus. Type strain is Sulfolobus
metallicus (Kra 2 3 ; D S M 6482).
|Institutions:||Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Biochemie, Genetik und Mikrobiologie > Lehrstuhl für Mikrobiologie > Prof. Dr. Michael Thomm|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 570 Life sciences|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||14 Dec 2009 12:38|
|Last Modified:||20 Jul 2011 22:11|