Stéphane L'Haridon

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A thermophilic, anaerobic, strictly autotrophic, sulphur-reducing bacterium, designated BSAT (T = type strain), was isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal chimney sample collected at the mid-Atlantic ridge. Gram-negative cells occurred singly or in pairs as small highly motile rods. Spores were not observed. The temperature range for growth was 40 to 75(More)
A mesophilic, aerobic, non-flagellated, gliding bacterium, forming yellow colonies and designated DsijT, was isolated from a red alga on the sea-shore of Roscoff, Brittany, France. DsijT was selected for its ability to actively degrade both agars and carrageenans. The Gram-negative cells occurred singly or in pairs as long rods. The temperature range for(More)
A novel moderately thermophilic, microaerobic to anaerobic, chemolithoautotrophic bacterium, designated strain CRT, was isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent site at 36 degrees N on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Cells were Gram-negative, non-motile rods. The organism grew at 45-65 degrees C and pH 6.5-7.4, with optimum growth at 55 degrees C and pH 6.9-7.1.(More)
A novel thermophilic, microaerophilic, facultatively chemolithoheterotrophic bacterium designated strain TR(T) was isolated from a sample of a deep-sea hydrothermal chimney collected at the Rainbow vent field on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (36 degrees 14'N). Gram-negative, non-spore-forming, non-motile rods occurred singly or in pairs. The organism grew in the(More)
A thermophilic, strictly anaerobic bacterium, designated strain SL1, was isolated from a deep, continental oil reservoir in the East Paris Basin (France). This organism grew between 50 and 75°C, with an optimum at 70°C. It was inhibited by elemental sulfur and was able to reduce cystine and thiosulfate to hydrogen sulfide. The G+C content (40 mol%), the(More)
Novel thermophilic, anaerobic, Gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria, strains SL9 and OCA1, were isolated from oilfields in France and Australia, respectively. Both strains, together with Thermoanaerobacter yonseiensis KB-1(T) (=DSM 13777(T)), Thermoanaerobacter tengcongensis MB4(T) (=DSM 15242(T)) and Carboxydibrachium pacificum JM(T) (=DSM 12653(T)),(More)
Two strains of thermophilic, anaerobic, chemolithoautotrophic bacteria, designated JR(T) and DR, were isolated from hydrothermal samples collected on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge from the Rainbow (36 degrees 16' N, 33 degrees 54' W) and Menez Gwen (37 degrees 50' N, 31 degrees 50' W) vent fields, respectively. Cells of both isolates were short, straight- to(More)
Three thermophilic, anaerobic, strictly chemolithoautotrophic, sulphur- and/or thiosulphate-reducing bacteria, designated SL17(T), SL19(T) and SL22(T), were isolated from deep-sea hydrothermal samples collected at 13 degrees N (East Pacific Rise), Guaymas Basin (Gulf of California) and 23 degrees N (Mid-Atlantic Ridge), respectively. These strains differed(More)
Enrichments for anaerobic organotrophic hyperthermophiles were performed with hydrothermal chimney samples collected at the Guaymas Basin (27 degrees 01' N, 111 degrees 24' W). Positive enrichments were submitted to gamma-irradiation at a dose of 30 kGy. One of the resistant strains, designated strain EJ3(T), formed regular motile cocci. The new strain grew(More)
A novel, strictly anaerobic, thermophilic sulfur-reducing bacterium, strain 525T, was isolated from tubes of the deep-sea hydrothermal vent polychaete Alvinella pompejana, collected on the East Pacific Rise (13 degrees N). This organism grew in the temperature range 37-68 degrees C, the optimum being 53 degrees C, and in the pH range 6.4-7.4, the optimum(More)