Alkaliphilus transvaalensis gen. nov., sp. nov., an extremely alkaliphilic bacterium isolated from a deep South African gold mine.

@article{Takai2001AlkaliphilusTG,
  title={Alkaliphilus transvaalensis gen. nov., sp. nov., an extremely alkaliphilic bacterium isolated from a deep South African gold mine.},
  author={Ken Takai and Duane P. Moser and Tullis C. Onstott and N Spoelstra and Susan Pfiffner and Alice Dohnalkova and James K. Fredrickson},
  journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={51 Pt 4},
  pages={1245-56}
}
A novel extreme alkaliphile was isolated from a mine water containment dam at 3.2 km below land surface in an ultra-deep gold mine near Carletonville, South Africa. The cells of this bacterium were straight to slightly curved rods, motile by flagella and formed endospores. Growth was observed over the temperature range 20-50 degrees C (optimum 40 degrees C; 45 min doubling time) and pH range 8.5-12.5 (optimum pH 10.0). The novel isolate, one of the most alkaliphilic micro-organisms yet… CONTINUE READING
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