Micrococcus sp. strain V7, an actinobacterial strain adapted to the extreme conditions of the Laguna Vilama, an extremely high-altitude (4,600 m above sea level) lake in the Argentinian Puna, was found to carry the giant linear plasmid pLMV7. We determined its sequence (92,815 bp) as a prerequisite to the investigation of its role in survival in such a harsh environment.
Dib, J. R., Schuldes, J., Thurmer, A., Farias, M. E., Daniel, R., & Meinhardt, F. (2013). First Complete Sequence of a Giant Linear Plasmid from a Micrococcus Strain Isolated from an Extremely High-Altitude Lake. Genome Announcements, 1(6). https://doi.org/10.1128/genomea.00885-13