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A halophilic, alkalitolerant bacterium, strain 20AGT, was isolated from an algal mat collected from a sulfurous spring located in Santa Maria Incaldana (Mondragone, Campania Region, southern Italy). The isolate is Gram-positive, ferments several carbohydrates and has motile, rod-shaped cells that do not sporulate. The isolate grows at pH 6.5-9.5 and in 5-20(More)
A halotolerant and alkaliphilic Gram-negative bacterium, strain 18bAG(T), that grows aerobically at the optimum temperature of 37 degrees C, and at pH 7.5-10 (optimum 9.0), was isolated from a salt pool located in Montefredane in Campania Region (South of Italy). The isolate tolerated high concentration of NaCl up to 20%. Strain 18bAG(T) accumulated(More)
The taxomony of strain CRSS (DSM 15686(T)=ATCC BAA-848(T)) isolated from Cape Russell in Antarctica (Ross Sea, 74 52.35 S 163 53.03 E) was investigated in a polyphasic approach. The morphological, physiological and genetic characteristics were compared with that of related species of the genus Halomonas. The isolate grew optimally at pH 9.0, 10% NaCl at 30(More)
A haloalkaliphilic Gram-positive bacterium, strain 6AGT, that grew aerobically at an optimum temperature of 37 degrees C and at pH 7-10 (optimum 9.0), was isolated from algal mat from a mineral pool located in Malvizza in the Campania region (southern Italy). The isolate tolerated high concentrations of NaCl, up to 25 %. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene(More)
The marine ecosystem can be considered a rather unexplored source of biological material (e.g. natural substances with therapeutic activity) and can also be a surprising source of enzymes carrying new and interesting catalytic activities to be applied in biocatalysis. The use of glycosyl hydrolases from marine environments dates back to the end of the 1960s(More)
In this study, the effects of deleting two genes previously implicated in Haloferax volcanii N-glycosylation on the assembly and attachment of a novel Asn-linked pentasaccharide decorating the H. volcanii S-layer glycoprotein were considered. Mass spectrometry revealed the pentasaccharide to comprise two hexoses, two hexuronic acids and an additional 190 Da(More)
An alkalitolerant and halotolerant bacterium, designated strain Sharm was isolated from a salt lake inside Ras Muhammad. The morphological, physiological and genetic characteristics were compared with those of related species of the genus Halomonas. The isolate grew optimally at pH 7.0, 5–15% NaCl at 35°C. The cells were Gram-negative rods, facultative(More)
A Gram-negative, aerobic, motile and rod-shaped haloalkaliphilic bacterial strain 5AGT (DSM 15293 and ATCC BAA-966) was isolated from water with algal mat of a mineral pool in Malvizza site (Campania-Italy) and was subjected to a polyphasic study. The isolate grew at temperature of 10.0-43.0 degrees C with an optimum at 37.0 degrees C. Strain 5AGT grew(More)
A halo-alkaliphilic, Gram-positive, non-motile bacterium, designated strain 4AGT, was isolated from a mineral pool located in Malvizza, Campania, southern Italy. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, strain 4AGT was shown to belong to the genus Alkalibacillus within the phylum Firmicutes; its phylogenetic distance from recognized Alkalibacillus(More)
Strains 2SM5(T) and 2SM6, two strictly aerobic chemo-organotrophic gammaproteobacteria, were isolated from Mediterranean seawater off the coast of Vinaroz, Castellón, Spain, in February, 1990. They were extensively characterized by a polyphasic study that placed them in the genus Pseudomonas. Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that both(More)