Phenotypic Characterization, DNA Similarities, and Protein Profiles of Twenty Sulfur-Metabolizing Hyperthermophilic Anaerobic Archaea Isolated from Hydrothermal Vents in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean

@article{Marteinsson1995PhenotypicCD,
  title={Phenotypic Characterization, DNA Similarities, and Protein Profiles of Twenty Sulfur-Metabolizing Hyperthermophilic Anaerobic Archaea Isolated from Hydrothermal Vents in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean},
  author={Viggo Marteinsson and Laurent Watrin and Daniel Prieur and Jean Claude Caprais and G{\'e}rard Ragu{\'e}n{\`e}s and Gaël Erauso},
  journal={International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={45},
  pages={623-632}
}
We performed phenotypic and physiological studies with 20 hyperthermophilic microorganisms isolated from hydrothermal vents located in the North Fiji Basin (southwestern Pacific Ocean) at a depth of 2,000 m. These isolates were strict anaerobes that were regular to irregular coccoids and used elemental sulfur in their metabolism. Growth was observed at temperatures ranging from 50 to 101°C. The DNA base compositions varied from 43 to 60 mol%. All of these organisms were heterotrophs and… Expand

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