|Affiliation(s)||PI/CoPI||Project Period||Funded by|
|DEES||Murray, Alison||9/2004 - Present||The Marine Microbiology Initiative Program
at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Keywords: genome sequencing, Antarctic bacteria, Antarctica, Marine Microbiology Initiative Program, subzero environments, genomics, marine bacteria
The understanding of what features of microorganisms have led to their success in cold, subzero environments is currently unknown - however the genome of organisms that thrive in these environments promises to unravel information concerning their physiological adaptations, evolutionary history, and overall genome content useful in comparative genomic studies with organisms from lower latitudes. The genomes are presently in high draft format, have been automatically annotated using NCBI's PGAAP and were submitted to GenBank in March 2006 (PHSC20C1: AAOB00000000, Polaribacter irgensii 23-P: AAOG00000000).