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Notes on the characterization of prokaryote strains for taxonomic purposes.
Taxonomy relies on three key elements: characterization, classification and nomenclature. All three elements are dynamic fields, but each step depends on the one which precedes it. Thus, theExpand
Lipid composition of Halobacterium lacusprofundi
Abstract The recently described aerobic, extremely halophilic archaeobaterium, Halobacterium lacusprofundi was subjected to lipid analysis so that comparisons could be made between existing lipidExpand
Phenotypic Characterization and the Principles of Comparative Systematics
In performing phenotypic characterization tests, the organisms used for the inoculation of test media should be from fresh transfers and in good physiological condition. The methods described in thisExpand
A comparative study of the lipid composition of Halobacterium saccharovorum from various sources
Summary Investigations on the taxonomic status of the extremely halophilic archaebacterium Halobacterium saccharovorum have shown that it is deserving of separate species status, but that there isExpand
A phylogeny-driven genomic encyclopaedia of Bacteria and Archaea
Sequencing of bacterial and archaeal genomes has revolutionized our understanding of the many roles played by microorganisms. There are now nearly 1,000 completed bacterial and archaeal genomesExpand
Gracilibacillus gen. nov., with description of Gracilibacillus halotolerans gen. nov., sp. nov.; transfer of Bacillus dipsosauri to Gracilibacillus dipsosauri comb. nov., and Bacillus salexigens to
A Gram-positive, extremely halotolerant bacterium was isolated from the Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA. The strain, designated NNT (= DSM 11805T), was strictly aerobic, rod-shaped, motile by peritrichousExpand
Cohnella thermotolerans gen. nov., sp. nov., and classification of 'Paenibacillus hongkongensis' as Cohnella hongkongensis sp. nov.
A Gram-positive, rod-shaped, endospore-forming organism, strain CCUG 47242T, was isolated from a sample of industrial starch production in Sweden. 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis demonstrated thatExpand
Roseovarius tolerans gen. nov., sp. nov., a budding bacterium with variable bacteriochlorophyll a production from hypersaline Ekho Lake.
Eight Gram-negative, aerobic, pointed and budding bacteria were isolated from various depths of the hypersaline, heliothermal and meromictic Ekho Lake (Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica). The cellsExpand
Mucilaginibacter paludis gen. nov., sp. nov. and Mucilaginibacter gracilis sp. nov., pectin-, xylan- and laminarin-degrading members of the family Sphingobacteriaceae from acidic Sphagnum peat bog.
Two facultatively aerobic, heterotrophic bacteria capable of degrading pectin, xylan, laminarin and some other polysaccharides were obtained from the acidic Sphagnum peat bog Bakchar, in westernExpand
Dehalobacter restrictus gen. nov. and sp. nov., a strictly anaerobic bacterium that reductively dechlorinates tetra- and trichloroethene in an anaerobic respiration
Abstract The highly enriched anaerobic bacterium that couples the reductive dechlorination of tetrachloroethene to growth, previously referred to as PER-K23, was obtained in pure culture andExpand