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Proteome IDiUP000001856
Taxonomy380394 - Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans (strain ATCC 53993)
StrainATCC 53993
Last modifiedJanuary 23, 2018
Genome assembly and annotationi GCA_000020825.1 from ENA/EMBL
Pan proteomei This proteome is part of the Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans ATCC 23270 pan proteome (fasta)

Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans (strain ATCC 53993), formerly Leptospirillum ferrooxidans, is an acidophilic iron-oxidizing bacterium that is able to grow at a pH range of 1.3 to 4.0. This organism is often identified in acid mine drainage and as a member of microbial consortia involved in bioleaching. Bioleaching is an increasingly important method of recovering important metals, such as copper, nickel, and uranium, from low-grade ore. A. ferrooxidans has been identified as the dominant microorganism in percolation and continuous flow mineral leaching bioreactors. It is derived from the type strain DSM 2705. The genome sequence of this organism will provide information on the production and regulation of proteins involved in iron-oxidation and will be used for comparative analysis with other iron-oxidizing bacteria.


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  1. "Complete sequence of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans ATCC 53993."
    Lucas S., Copeland A., Lapidus A., Glavina del Rio T., Dalin E., Tice H., Bruce D., Goodwin L., Pitluck S., Sims D., Brettin T., Detter J.C., Han C., Kuske C.R., Larimer F., Land M., Hauser L., Kyrpides N., Lykidis A., Borole A.P.
    Submitted (AUG-2008) to the EMBL/GenBank/DDBJ databases