Difference between revisions of "Geoglobus ahangari"

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==Description and Significance==
 
==Description and Significance==
 
Describe the appearance, habitat, etc. of the organism, and why you think it is important.
 
Describe the appearance, habitat, etc. of the organism, and why you think it is important.
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G. ahangari is an anaerobic, coccoid-shaped
  
 
==Genome Structure==
 
==Genome Structure==

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Classification

Domain Archaea; Phylum Euryarchaeota; Class Archaeoglobi; Order Archaeoglobales; Family Archaeoglobaceae [Others may be used. Use NCBI link to find]

Species

NCBI: Taxonomy

Geoglobus ahangari

Description and Significance

Describe the appearance, habitat, etc. of the organism, and why you think it is important.

G. ahangari is an anaerobic, coccoid-shaped

Genome Structure

Describe the size and content of the genome. How many chromosomes? Circular or linear? Other interesting features? What is known about its sequence?


Cell Structure, Metabolism and Life Cycle

Interesting features of cell structure; how it gains energy; what important molecules it produces.


Ecology and Pathogenesis

Habitat; symbiosis; biogeochemical significance; contributions to environment.
If relevant, how does this organism cause disease? Human, animal, plant hosts? Virulence factors, as well as patient symptoms.

References

[Sample reference] Takai, K., Sugai, A., Itoh, T., and Horikoshi, K. "Palaeococcus ferrophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a barophilic, hyperthermophilic archaeon from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 2000. Volume 50. p. 489-500.

[http://ijs.sgmjournals.org/cgi/reprint/52/3/719 K. Kashefi, J. M. Tor, D. E. Holmes, C. V. Gaw Van Praagh, A. L. Reysenbach, and D. R. Lovley Geoglobus ahangari gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel hyperthermophilic archaeon capable of oxidizing organic acids and growing autotrophically on hydrogen with Fe(III) serving as the sole electron acceptor Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, May 2002; 52: 719 - 728.]

Author

Page authored by _____, student of Prof. Jay Lennon at Michigan State University.

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