Acidophiles of saline water at thermal vents of Vulcano, Italy
UNSPECIFIED. (2002) Acidophiles of saline water at thermal vents of Vulcano, Italy. EXTREMOPHILES, 6 (3). pp. 201-207. ISSN 1431-0651Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s007920100242
DNA was extracted from samples taken from close to acidic hydrothermal vents on shore of the Aeolian Island of Vulcano (Italy). RNA gene sequences were amplified by PCR, cloned, and sequenced. A sequence with an origin in samples at 35degrees and 45degreesC corresponded to that of a novel Acidithiobacillus species that was isolated from water close to the vents. Novel, iron-oxidizing mesophilic acidophiles were isolated through enrichment cultures with ferrous iron but were not represented in the clone banks of environmental rDNA. These acidophiles were related to Thiobacillus prosperus, which was isolated previously from Vulcano. The archaeal sequences that comprised a clone bank representing a high-temperature sample (75degreesC) corresponded to those of Acidianus brierleyi and of thermophiles previously isolated from Vulcano, Thermoplasma volcanium and Acidianus infernus.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QR Microbiology
|Journal or Publication Title:||EXTREMOPHILES|
|Official Date:||June 2002|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Page Range:||pp. 201-207|
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