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Pyrococcus abyssi

Whole genome shotgun

The living world is divided into three domains : Bacteria, Archeae and Eukariota. The most hyperthermophilic organisms are found in the Archeae.

As its first main sequencing project, Genoscope has chosen the genome of Pyrococcus abyssi, a microbe isolated from samples taken close to a hot spring situated 3500 meters deep in the south-east Pacific, and for which optimal growing conditions are 103 °C and 200 atmospheres pressure.

This project was carried out in collaboration with teams from :

  • Daniel Prieur (CNRS, Roscoff)
  • Patrick Forterre (Université d’Orsay)
  • Jean-Claude Thierry (IGBMC, Strasbourg)
  • Joël Quérellou (IFREMER, Brest)


  • Download here the complete sequence of Pyrococcus abyssi (fasta format).
  • Download here the complete sequence of Pyrococcus abyssi (EMBL format, AC=AL096836) — warning : more than 3.5 Mo ! —.
  • Download herehere Pyrococcus abyssi gene sequences (fasta format).
  • Download here the amino acid sequences of Pyrococcus abyssi genes (fasta format).
  • Access to the Pyrococcus abyssi database.
Last update on 16 January 2008

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