Complete genome sequence of the sulfate-reducing firmicute Desulfotomaculum ruminis type strain (DLT)
Spring, S. ; Visser, M. ; Lu, M. ; Copeland, A. ; Lapidus, A. ; Lucas, S. ; Cheng, J.F. ; Han, C. ; Tapia, R. ; Goodwin, L.A. ; Pitluck, S. ; Ivanova, N. ; Land, M. ; Hauser, L. ; Larimer, F. ; Rohde, M. ; Göker, M. ; Detter, J.C. ; Kyrpides, N. ; Woyke, T. ; Schaap, P.J. ; Plugge, C.M. ; Muyzer, G. ; Kuever, J. ; Pereira, I.A.C. ; Parshina, S.N. ; Bernier-Latmani, R. ; Stams, A.J.M. ; Klenk, H.P. - \ 2012
Standards in Genomic Sciences 7 (2012). - ISSN 1944-3277 - p. 304 - 319.
bacterial names - classification - hydrogenases - database - archaea - system - site - tool
Strain DLT (= DSM 2154 = ATCC 23193 = NCIMB 8452) is the type strain of the species Desulfotomaculum ruminis , one out of current-ly 30 species with validly published names in the paraphyletic genus Desulfotomaculum [2,3]. Strain DLT was initially isolated by G. S. Coleman in the 1950s from the rumen of hay-fed sheep . Dissimilatory reduction of sulfate to sulfide in the rumen was first demonstrated by Lewis , who dosed fistulated sheep with sulfate and deter-mined the amount of sulfide produced. As high amounts of sulfide may be toxic to animals, bacte-rial sulfate-reduction in ruminants was a concern due to the presence of sulfate in grass and hay. D. ruminis represented the first pure culture of a sul-fate-reducing bacterium isolated from the rumen. The genus name was derived from the Latin words 'de', from, ‘sulfur’, sulfur, and 'tomaculum', a kind of sausage, meaning 'a sausage-shaped sul-fate reducer' [2,6]. The species epithet is derived from the Latin word 'rumen', throat, first stomach (rumen) of a ruminant, meaning of a rumen [1,2]. Here, we present a summary classification and a set of features for D. ruminis strain DLT, together with the description of the complete genomic se-quencing and annotation. The complete genome sequence of strain DLT will provide valuable in-formation for defining a more adequate descrip-tion of the currently paraphyletic genus Desulfotomaculum