The complete genome of a viable archaeum isolated from 123-million-year-old rock salt.

@article{Jaakkola2016TheCG,
  title={The complete genome of a viable archaeum isolated from 123-million-year-old rock salt.},
  author={Salla T. Jaakkola and Friedhelm Pfeiffer and Janne Ravantti and Qinggong Guo and Ying Liu and Xiangdong Chen and Hongling Ma and Chunhe Yang and Hanna M Oksanen and Dennis Henry Bamford},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={565-79}
}
Live microbes have been isolated from rock salt up to Permian age. Only obligatory cellular functions can be performed in halite-buried cells. Consequently, their genomic sequences are likely to remain virtually unchanged. However, the available sequence information from these organisms is scarce and consists of mainly ribosomal 16S sequences. Here, live archaea were isolated from early Cretaceous (∼ 123 million years old) halite from the depth of 2000 m in Qianjiang Depression, Hubei Province… CONTINUE READING
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