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Genome Sequence of Bacillus alveayuensis Strain 24KAM51, a Halotolerant Thermophile Isolated from a Hydrothermal Vent

Filippidou, Sevasti ; Wunderlin, Tina ; Junier, Thomas ; Jeanneret, Nicole ; Johnson, Shannon ; McMurry, Kim ; Gleasner, Cheryl D ; Lo, Chien-Chi ; Li, Po-E ; Vuyisich, Momchilo ; Chain, Patrick S ; Junier, Pilar

In: Genome Announcements, 2015, vol. 3, no. 4, p. e00982-15

Bacillus alveayuensis strain 24KAM51 was isolated from a marine hydrothermal vent in Milos, Greece. Its genome depicts inter-esting features of halotolerance and resistance to heavy metals.

Université de Neuchâtel

Genome Sequence of Aeribacillus pallidus Strain GS3372, an Endospore-Forming Bacterium Isolated in a Deep Geothermal Reservoir

Filippidou, Sevasti ; Jaussi, Marion ; Junier, Thomas ; Wunderlin, Tina ; Jeanneret, Nicole ; Regenspurg, Simona ; Li, Po-E ; Lo, Chien-Chi ; Johnson, Shannon ; McMurry, Kim ; Gleasner, Cheryl D ; Vuyisich, Momchilo ; Chain, Patrick S ; Junier, Pilar

In: Genome Announcements, 2015, vol. 3, no. 4, p. e00981-15

The genome of strain GS3372 is the first publicly available strain of Aeribacillus pallidus. This endospore-forming thermophilic strain was isolated from a deep geothermal reservoir. The availability of this genome can contribute to the clarification of the taxonomy of the closely related Anoxybacillus, Geobacillus, and Aeribacillus genera.

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Under-detection of endospore-forming Firmicutes in metagenomic data

Filippidou, Sevasti ; Junier, Thomas ; Wunderlin, Tina ; Lo, Chien-Chi ; Li, Po-E ; Chain, Patrick S ; Junier, Pilar

In: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, 2015, vol. 13, p. 299-206

Microbial diversity studies based on metagenomic sequencing have greatly enhanced our knowledge of the microbial world. However, one caveat is the fact that not all microorganisms are equally well detected, questioning the universality of this approach. Firmicutes are known to be a dominant bacterial group. Several Firmicutes species are endospore formers and this property makes...