About 5 years ago, my former group at UNSW entered the world of microbial genomics. I’m delighted to announce that our first genome is closed.
The genome in question is that of Methanococcoides burtonii, a psychrotolerant methanogenic archaeon isolated from Ace Lake, Antarctica. It’s been a high-quality draft for several years now and we’ve done good work with that, but now we have a complete, closed genome to play with.
Links to all the data start here, for those interested.