Table 1 Comparison of genome features of sequenced Thermus strains (taken from NCBI)
Thermus StrainChromosome Size (Mb)Plasmid NamePlasmid Size (bp)GC %tRNArRNAOther RNAGenesProteinsPseudogenes
T. aquaticus Y51MC232.346850425932539
T. antranikianii DSM 124622.1664.847812298222022
T. caliditerrae YIM 777772.2267.250812306219849
T. filiformis ATT432802.3969476124052211140
T. igniterrae ATCC 7009622.2368.843712339227612
T. islandicus DSM 215432.2668.347912401230341
T. oshimai JL-22.0768.650622188211614
pTHEOS01271,71368.62652623
pTHEOS0257,22368.4172692
Thermus sp. NMX2.A12.2965.3437224692312105
T. scotoductus SA-012.3564.948512467238429
pTSC8838365.913121
T. scotoductus KI22.4865.547126112418139
T. scotoductus DSM 85532.0764.847812242215630
T. tengchongensis YIM 77401 (T. yunnanensis)2.5666.4476127292552123
T. thermophilus HB271.8969.449612027193932
pTT27232,60569.222421311
T. thermophilus HB8 1.8569.54761980190819
pTT27256,99269.4251251
pTT89322691414
T. thermophilus JL-181.969.147622048197221
pTTJL1801265,88668.528226913
pTTJL1802142,73168.31601554
T. thermophilus SG0.5JP17-161.8668.948622007192427
pTHTHE1601440,02667.444542916
T. thermophilus ATCC 339232.1569.446312337225334
  • Number of rRNAs represents the number of operons (5S-16S-23S). NCBI, National Center for Biotechnology Information; tRNA, transfer RNA; rRNA, ribosomal RNA.