- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 43, Issue 3
f Natronobacterium vacuolata sp. nov., a Haloalkaliphilic Archaeon Isolated from Lake Magadi, Kenya
- Authors: Wanjiru E. Mwatha, William D. Grant*
- *Corresponding author.
- First Published Online: 01 July 1993, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 43: 401-404, doi: 10.1099/00207713-43-3-401
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To Systematic Bacteriology
- Issue Published:
A novel haloalkaliphilic archaeon was isolated from Lake Magadi, a Kenyan alkaline soda lake. Cells of the organism contain large gas vacuoles in the stationary phase of growth, and colonies produced by these archaea are bright pink in appearance. The major polar lipids of these organisms are C20C20 and C20C25 derivatives of phosphatidylglycerol phosphate and phosphatidylglycerol, and the organisms contain an unidentified phospholipid as a minor component. The G+C content of the DNA is 62.7 mol%. The name Natronobacterium vacuolata sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is designated NCIMB 13189.
Copyright © 1993 International Union of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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