An extremely halophilic archaeon, Haladaptatus cibarius D43T, was isolated from traditional Korean salt-rich fermented seafood. Strain D43T shows the highest 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity (98.7%) with Haladaptatus litoreus RO1-28T, is Gram-negative staining, motile, and extremely halophilic. Despite potential industrial applications of extremely halophilic archaea, their genome characteristics remain obscure. Here, we describe the whole genome sequence and annotated features of strain D43T. The 3,926,724 bp genome includes 4,092 protein-coding and 57 RNA genes (including 6 rRNA and 49 tRNA genes) with an average G + C content of 57.76%.
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This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (2012R1A1A2040922) and a Korea Basic Science Institute NAP grant (T34780).
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- Extremely halophilic archaea
- Genome sequence
- Glycine betaine
- Haladaptatus cibarius
- Salt-fermented seafood