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

A. Antunes, I. Alam, H. El Dorry, R. Siam, A. Robertson, V.B. Bajic, U. Stingl
J Bacteriol, 193(17), pp. 4551-4552, (2011)


Genome sequence, Haloplasma contractile, Firmicutesand Mollicutes


​We present the draft genome of Haloplasma contractile, isolated from a deep-sea brine and representing a new order between Firmicutesand 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.


DOI: 10.1128/JB.05461-11


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