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HOME > Restriction Enzymes> Sources > Thermus aquaticus
Thermus aquaticus

BioHazard Level:
1

Growth Temperature:
70oC

Genomic sources for restriction enzymes (at this website):
TaaI, TaiI, TaqI, TasI, TatI, TauI

Gram Stain:
Thermus aquaticus is Gram stain negative

Respiration:
Thermus aquaticus is aerobic

Motility:
Thermus aquaticus is non-motile

Taxonomic lineage:
Bacteria; Deinococcus-Thermus; Deinococci; Thermales; Thermaceae; Thermus

Industrial uses or economic implications:
The enzyme Taq DNA Polymerase comes from Thermus aquaticus.

Miscellaneous:
Thermus aquaticus is one of several thermophilic bacteria that belong to the Deinococcus-Thermus group.
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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