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HOME > Restriction Enzymes> Sources > Pyrococcus horikoshii
Pyrococcus horikoshii

BioHazard Level:
1

Growth Temperature:
95oC

Genomic sources for restriction enzymes (at this website):
PhoI

Gram Stain:
Pyrococcus horikoshii is Gram stain negative

Respiration:
Pyrococcus horikoshii is anaerobic

Motility:
Pyrococcus horikoshii is motile

Taxonomic lineage:
Archaea; Euryarchaeota; Thermococci; Thermococcales; Thermococcaceae; Pyrococcus

Industrial uses or economic implications:
Pyrococcus horikoshii produces a hyperthermostable endoglucanase which hydrolyzes celluloses and is expected to be useful in the biopolishing of cotton products.

Miscellaneous:
Pyrococcus horikoshii is a hyperthermophilic archaeon isolated from a hydrothermal vent at the Okinawa Trough.
Disclaimer: This information is presented as interesting bits of information is not meant to be medical advice and should not be used to treat or diagnose any disease!


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