Genome annotation

Functional curation of the Sulfolobus solfataricus P2 and S. acidocaldarius 98-3 complete genome sequences

Domink Esser, Theresa Kouril, Melanie Zaparty, Pawel Sierocinski, Patricia P. Chan, Todd Lowe, John Van der Oost, Sonja-Verena Albers, Dietmar Schomburg, Kira S. Makarova and Bettina Siebers


The thermoacidophiles Sulfolobus solfataricus P2 and S. acidocaldarius 98-3 are considered key model organisms representing a major phylum of the Crenarchaeota. Because maintaining current, accurate genome information is indispensable for modern biology, we have updated gene function annotation using the arCOGs database, plus other available functional, structural and phylogenetic information. The goal of this initiative is continuous improvement of genome annotation with the support of the Sulfolobus research community.

Update 2015 available!

For further improvements: Please fill out the following form (ORF ID, respective function and literature) and send to Bettina Siebers () and we will include your contribution!