Living with two extremes: conclusions from the genome sequence of Natronomonas pharaonis.

@article{Falb2005LivingWT,
  title={Living with two extremes: conclusions from the genome sequence of Natronomonas pharaonis.},
  author={Michaela Falb and Friedhelm Pfeiffer and P. Palm and Karin Rodewald and Volker Hickmann and Joerg Tittor and Dieter Oesterhelt},
  journal={Genome research},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 10},
  pages={1336-43}
}
Natronomonas pharaonis is an extremely haloalkaliphilic archaeon that was isolated from salt-saturated lakes of pH 11. We sequenced its 2.6-Mb GC-rich chromosome and two plasmids (131 and 23 kb). Genome analysis suggests that it is adapted to cope with severe ammonia and heavy metal deficiencies that arise at high pH values. A high degree of nutritional self-sufficiency was predicted and confirmed by growth in a minimal medium containing leucine but no other amino acids or vitamins. Genes for a… CONTINUE READING