- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 47, Issue 1
f Haloarcula argentinensis sp. nov. and Haloarcula mukohataei sp. nov., Two New Extremely Halophilic Archaea Collected in Argentina
- Authors: KUNIO IHARA*, SATOSHI WATANABE, TAKESHI TAMURA
- *Corresponding author. Fax: 81-52-789-2968. E-mail: Kihara@bio.nagoya-u.ac.jp.
- First Published Online: 01 January 1997, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 47: 73-77, doi: 10.1099/00207713-47-1-73
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To Systematic Bacteriology
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Strains arg-1T (T = type strain) and arg-2T, two new strains of extremely halophilic archaea, were isolated from the soils of the Argentine salt flats. The taxonomic features of arg-1T were similar to, but distinct from, those of the type strain of Haloarcula vallismortis and other Haloarcula species. On the 16S rRNA phylogenetic tree, strain arg-1T formed a cluster together with Haloarcula species. Strain arg-2T differed in its glycolipid composition but still was more closely related to the genus Haloarcula than to other established genera. We propose that strain arg-1T be classified as a member of a new species, Haloarcula argentinensis, and that strain arg-2T be classified as a member of Haloarcula mukohataei sp. nov., although arg-2T may belong to a new genus or a subgenus of the genus Haloarcula. The type strain of H. argentinensis is strain arg-1 (= JCM 9737), and the type strain of H. mukohataei is strain arg-2 (= JCM 9738).
Copyright © 1997 International Union of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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