Strain identifier

BacDive ID: 16717

Type strain: Yes

Species: Thermus thermophilus

Strain Designation: HB8

Culture col. no.: DSM 579, ATCC 27634

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@ref: 297

BacDive-ID: 16717

DSM-Number: 579

keywords: Bacteria, 16S sequence, genome sequence, thermophilic

description: Thermus thermophilus HB8 is a thermophilic bacterium that was isolated from hot spring.

strain history: <- T. Oshima, HB8 (formerly Flavobacterium thermophilum)

doi: 10.13145/bacdive16717.20201210.5

Name and taxonomic classification


  • @ref: 20215
  • description: domain/bacteria
  • keyword: phylum/deinococcus-thermus
  • domain: Bacteria
  • phylum: Deinococcus-Thermus
  • class: Deinococci
  • order: Thermales
  • family: Thermaceae
  • genus: Thermus
  • species: Thermus thermophilus
  • full scientific name: Thermus thermophilus (ex Oshima and Imahori 1974) Williams et al. 1995
  • synonyms

    • @ref: 20215
    • synonym: Thermus thermophilus

@ref: 297

domain: Bacteria

phylum: Deinococcus-Thermus

class: Deinococci

order: Thermales

family: Thermaceae

genus: Thermus

species: Thermus thermophilus

full scientific name: Thermus thermophilus (ex Oshima and Imahori 1974) Manaia et al. 1995

strain designation: HB8

type strain: yes

Culture and growth conditions

culture medium

297THERMUS 162 MEDIUM (DSMZ Medium 878)yes
32821MEDIUM 72- for trypto casein soja agaryesDistilled water make up to (1000.000 ml);Trypto casein soy agar (40.000 g)

culture temp


Physiology and metabolism

compound production

297restriction endonuclease TthHB8I
297D xylose isomerase
297thermostable enzymes
20216Endonuclease TthHB8

Isolation, sampling and environmental information


  • @ref: 297
  • sample type: hot spring
  • country: Japan
  • JPN
  • continent: Asia

isolation source categories

#Environmental#Aquatic#Thermal spring
#Condition#Thermophilic (>45°C)

Safety information

risk assessment

  • @ref: 297
  • biosafety level: 1
  • biosafety level comment: Risk group (German classification)

Sequence information

16S sequences

@refdescriptionaccessionlengthdatabaseNCBI tax ID
20218T.thermophilus 16S ribosomal RNA, partX583421141ena300852
297Thermus thermophilus 16S ribosomal RNA geneX079981515ena300852

Genome sequences

@refdescriptionaccessionassembly leveldatabaseNCBI tax ID
66792Thermus thermophilus TMYGCA_002355995completencbi274
66792Thermus thermophilus TTHNAR1GCA_900604845completencbi274
66792Thermus thermophilus AA2-29GCA_007165405completencbi274
66792Thermus thermophilus AA2-20GCA_007165645completencbi274
66792Thermus thermophilus HC11GCA_007182855completencbi274
66792Thermus thermophilus IB-21GCA_011366195contigncbi274
66792Thermus thermophilus UBA3434GCA_002378965scaffoldncbi274
66792Thermus thermophilus UBA3441GCA_002378905scaffoldncbi274
66792Thermus thermophilus UBA3429GCA_002379325scaffoldncbi274
66792Thermus thermophilus274.19plasmidpatric274
66792Thermus thermophilus strain AA2-20274.24wgspatric274
66792Thermus thermophilus strain AA2-29274.23wgspatric274
66792Thermus thermophilus strain HC11274.25wgspatric274
66792Thermus thermophilus strain TMY274.18plasmidpatric274
66792Thermus thermophilus strain TMY274.14completepatric274
66792Thermus thermophilus strain TTHNAR1274.22completepatric274
66792Thermus thermophilus strain UBA3429274.17wgspatric274
66792Thermus thermophilus strain UBA3434274.16wgspatric274
66792Thermus thermophilus strain UBA3441274.15wgspatric274

GC content

  • @ref: 297
  • GC-content: 69.0

External links

@ref: 297

culture collection no.: DSM 579, ATCC 27634

straininfo link



297Curators of the DSMZLeibniz Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSM 579)
20215D.Gleim, M.Kracht, N.Weiss et. al. Nomenclature Up-to-date - compilation of all names of Bacteria and Archaea, validly published according to the Bacteriological Code since 1. Jan. 1980, and validly published nomenclatural changes since
20216Curators of the HKI Description Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie e. V. Hans-Knöll-Institut (HKI)
20218Verslyppe, B., De Smet, W., De Baets, B., De Vos, P., Dawyndt P.10.1016/j.syapm.2013.11.002StrainInfo introduces electronic passports for microorganisms.Syst Appl Microbiol. 37: 42-50 201424321274
32821Curators of the CIP
66792Julia Koblitz, Joaquim Sardà, Lorenz Christian Reimer, Boyke Bunk, Jörg Overmann annotated for the DiASPora project (Digital Approaches for the Synthesis of Poorly Accessible Biodiversity Information)