- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 48, Issue 4
f Halogeometricum borinquense gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel halophilic archaeon from Puerto Rico
- Authors: RAFAEL MONTALVO-RODRIGUEZ, RUSSELL H. VREELAND, AHARON OREN, MARTIN KESSEL, CARLOS BETANCOURT, JUAN LÓPEZ-GARRIGA6
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- Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, October 1998 48: 1305-1312, doi: 10.1099/00207713-48-4-1305
- Subject: Systematic Bacteriology
- Published Online:
A novel extremely halophilic archaeon was isolated from the solar salterns of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The organism is very pleomorphic motile and requires at least 8% (w/v) NaCI to grow. Polar lipid composition revealed the presence of a novel non-sulfate-containing glycolipid and the absence of the glycerol diether analogue of phosphatidylglycerosulfate. The G+C content of the DNA is 59 mol%. On the basis of 16S rRNA sequence data, the new isolate cannot be classified in one of the recognized genera, but occupies a position that is distantly related to the genus Haloferax. All these features justify the creation of a new genus and a new species for the family Halobacteriaceae, order Halobacteriales. The name Halogeometricum borinquense gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is ATCC 700274T.
Copyright © 1998 International Union of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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