Genome sequence of the polysaccharide-degrading, thermophilic anaerobe Spirochaeta thermophila DSM 6192

Angel Angelov, Susanne Liebl, Meike Ballschmiter, Mechthild Bömeke, Rüdiger Lehmann, Heiko Liesegang, Rolf Daniel, Wolfgang Liebl

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Abstract

Spirochaeta thermophila is a thermophilic, free-living anaerobe that is able to degrade various α- and β-linked sugar polymers, including cellulose. We report here the complete genome sequence of S. thermophila DSM 6192, which is the first genome sequence of a thermophilic, free-living member of the Spirochaetes phylum. The genome data reveal a high density of genes encoding enzymes from more than 30 glycoside hydrolase families, a noncellulosomal enzyme system for (hemi)cellulose degradation, and indicate the presence of a novel carbohydrate-binding module.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6492-6493
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Volume192
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

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