High quality draft genome sequence of an extremely halophilic archaeon Natrinema altunense strain AJ2T

@inproceedings{Cheng2017HighQD,
  title={High quality draft genome sequence of an extremely halophilic archaeon Natrinema altunense strain AJ2T},
  author={Hong Cheng and Ying-Yi Huo and Jing Hu and Xue-Wei Xu and Min Wu},
  booktitle={Standards in genomic sciences},
  year={2017}
}
Natrinema altunense strain AJ2T, a halophilic archaeal strain, was isolated from a high-altitude (3884 m) salt lake in Xinjiang, China. This strain requires at least 1.7 M NaCl to grow and can grow anaerobically in the presence of nitrate. To understand the genetics underlying its extreme phenotype, we de novo assembled the entire genome sequence of AJ2T (=CGMCC 1.3731T=JCM 12890T). We assembled 3,774,135 bp of a total of 4.4 Mb genome in only 20 contigs and noted its high GC content (64.6… CONTINUE READING