Progress in Acidophile Genomics
Juan Pablo Cárdenas, Raquel Quatrini and David S. Holmes
from: Acidophiles: Life in Extremely Acidic Environments (Edited by: Raquel Quatrini and D. Barrie Johnson). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2016) Pages: 179-198.
By March 2015, 161 genomes of acidophilic microorganisms had been published, including 126 permanent draft and closed genomes and 35 partial genomes reconstructed from metagenomic data, distributed between Archaea (71), Bacteria (86) and Eukarya (4). This provides a rich source of latent data that can be exploited for understanding the biology of this group of organisms and for advancing biotechnological applications. The genomic data are already yielding valuable insights into the genome architecture and cellular metabolism of acidophiles, allowing the construction of useful models to probe their evolution and ecophysiology both in naturally occurring acidic environments and in industrial operations such as in the biorecovery of metals read more ...