Functional curation of the Sulfolobus solfataricus P2 and S. acidocaldarius 98-3 complete genome sequences
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The thermoacidophiles Sulfolobus solfataricus P2 and S. acidocaldarius 98-3 are considered key model organisms representing a major phylum of the Crenarchaeota. Because maintaining current, accurate genome information is indispensable for modern biology, we have updated gene function annotation using the arCOGs database, plus other available functional, structural and phylogenetic information. The goal of this initiative is continuous improvement of genome annotation with the support of the Sulfolobus research community.
KeywordsArchaea Thermoacidophiles Genome analysis Genomics
The project has been performed in the course of the transnational SysMO initiative within the Sulfolobus Systems Biology “SulfoSYS” project. Partners gratefully acknowledge financial support from their respective national funding agencies (BMBF, NWO) as well as partner universities.
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