This article is free to access.
The full genome sequence of Ectothiorhodospira sp. strain BSL-9 is reported here. This purple sulfur bacterium encodes an arxAtype arsenite oxidase within the arxB2AB1CD gene island and is capable of carrying out "photoarsenotrophy" anoxygenic photosynthetic arsenite oxidation. Its genome is composed of 3.5 Mb and has approximately 63% G+C content.
Hernandez-Maldonado, J., Stoneburner, B., Boren, A., Miller, L., Rosen, M., Oremland, R. S., & Saltikov, C. W. (2016). Genome sequence of the photoarsenotrophic bacterium Ectothiorhodospira sp. strain BSL-9, isolated from a hypersaline alkaline arsenic-rich extreme environment. Genome Announcements, 4(5). https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.01139-16