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Proteome namePyrococcus furiosus - Reference proteome
Proteome IDiUP000001013
StrainATCC 43587 / DSM 3638 / JCM 8422 / Vc1
Taxonomy186497 - Pyrococcus furiosus (strain ATCC 43587 / DSM 3638 / JCM 8422 / Vc1)
Last modifiedFebruary 4, 2017
Genome assembly and annotationi GCA_000007305.1 from ENA/EMBL
Pan proteomei This proteome is part of the Pyrococcus furiosus pan proteome (fasta)

P.furiosus is found in the marine sand surrounding sulfurous volcanoes. Cells of this organism are motile cocci that have about 50 flagella at one end and are often found in pairs. They are anaerobic and are capable of growing at temperatures ranging from 70-103 Celsius and at a pH ranging from 5-9. The generation time is among the shortest found among the Archaea; only 37 minutes under optimal conditions. P.furiosus is remarkable because it is able to maintain chromosomal integrity at temperatures up to 103 degrees Celsius with very little accumulation of DNA breaks. It also is highly resistant to radiation and can withstand doses up to 1.5 kGy. For further information about the organism see Robb et al., PMID 11210495, Methods Enzymol. (2001) 330:134-57. This is the type strain.


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  1. "Divergence of the hyperthermophilic archaea Pyrococcus furiosus and P. horikoshii inferred from complete genomic sequences."
    Maeder D.L., Weiss R.B., Dunn D.M., Cherry J.L., Gonzalez J.M., DiRuggiero J., Robb F.T.
    Genetics 1999:1299-1305(1999) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]