Novel Anoxybacillus flavithermus AK1: A Thermophile Isolated from a Hot Spring in Saudi Arabia

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/625611
Title:
Novel Anoxybacillus flavithermus AK1: A Thermophile Isolated from a Hot Spring in Saudi Arabia
Authors:
Khalil, Amjad; Neelamegam, Sivakumar; Arslan, Muhammad; Alqarawi, Sami
Abstract:
Anoxybacillus flavithermus AK1 is a thermophilic bacterium that is able to survive at temperatures ranging from 55 to 60∘C. The AK1 strain was isolated from the hot spring “Al-Ain Alhara” located at a distance of 50 km southeast of the city of Gazan, Saudi Arabia. This study presents the morphological characterization of A. flavithermus AK1, including a detailed description of its complete genome sequence. A total of 50 contigs were used to produce a genome sequence of 2,630,664 bp that includes 2724 protein-coding genes and 75 RNA genes, 18 of which are rRNA genes. A comparison of this genome sequence with those of Anoxybacillus flavithermus strains that were previously submitted to NCBI revealed that the AK1 strain has the smallest genome size with the highest GC content. The strain can therefore be exploited for several biotechnological applications based on its high thermophilic potential.
KAUST Department:
Biosciences Core Lab
Citation:
Khalil A, Sivakumar N, Arslan M, Qarawi S (2017) Novel Anoxybacillus flavithermus AK1: A Thermophile Isolated from a Hot Spring in Saudi Arabia. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13369-017-2622-z.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering
Issue Date:
14-Jun-2017
DOI:
10.1007/s13369-017-2622-z
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2193-567X; 2191-4281
Sponsors:
This work was supported by the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. We further extend our acknowledgment to Y.-C. Tan, I. Rajan, D. Poli Reddy, T. Sugumar, and K. Rathinam for their help and support.
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https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13369-017-2622-z
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Articles; Bioscience Core Lab

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dc.contributor.authorKhalil, Amjaden
dc.contributor.authorNeelamegam, Sivakumaren
dc.contributor.authorArslan, Muhammaden
dc.contributor.authorAlqarawi, Samien
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-03T12:49:29Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-03T12:49:29Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-14en
dc.identifier.citationKhalil A, Sivakumar N, Arslan M, Qarawi S (2017) Novel Anoxybacillus flavithermus AK1: A Thermophile Isolated from a Hot Spring in Saudi Arabia. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13369-017-2622-z.en
dc.identifier.issn2193-567Xen
dc.identifier.issn2191-4281en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s13369-017-2622-zen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/625611-
dc.description.abstractAnoxybacillus flavithermus AK1 is a thermophilic bacterium that is able to survive at temperatures ranging from 55 to 60∘C. The AK1 strain was isolated from the hot spring “Al-Ain Alhara” located at a distance of 50 km southeast of the city of Gazan, Saudi Arabia. This study presents the morphological characterization of A. flavithermus AK1, including a detailed description of its complete genome sequence. A total of 50 contigs were used to produce a genome sequence of 2,630,664 bp that includes 2724 protein-coding genes and 75 RNA genes, 18 of which are rRNA genes. A comparison of this genome sequence with those of Anoxybacillus flavithermus strains that were previously submitted to NCBI revealed that the AK1 strain has the smallest genome size with the highest GC content. The strain can therefore be exploited for several biotechnological applications based on its high thermophilic potential.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. We further extend our acknowledgment to Y.-C. Tan, I. Rajan, D. Poli Reddy, T. Sugumar, and K. Rathinam for their help and support.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13369-017-2622-zen
dc.subjectAnoxybacillus flavithermus AK1en
dc.subjectHot springen
dc.subjectSaudi Arabiaen
dc.subjectThermophileen
dc.titleNovel Anoxybacillus flavithermus AK1: A Thermophile Isolated from a Hot Spring in Saudi Arabiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiosciences Core Laben
dc.identifier.journalArabian Journal for Science and Engineeringen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Life Sciences, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Environmental Biotechnology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germanyen
kaust.authorNeelamegam, Sivakumaren
kaust.authorAlqarawi, Samien
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