We isolated Thermus thermophilus strain HB5018 from Mine Hot Spring in Japan, where the type strain HB8 was isolated nearly half a century ago. The complete genome sequence of HB5018 showed 99.1% average nucleotide identity with HB8, suggesting strict species conservation in the habitat over the past 50 years.
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- Molecular Biology
- Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)