Diversity of halophilic microorganisms: Environments, phylogeny, physiology, and applications

@article{Oren2002DiversityOH,
  title={Diversity of halophilic microorganisms: Environments, phylogeny, physiology, and applications},
  author={Aharon Oren},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2002},
  volume={28},
  pages={56-63}
}
  • A. Oren
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
The phylogenetic diversity of microorganisms living at high salt concentrations is surprising. Halophiles are found in each of the three domains: Archaea, Bacteria, and Eucarya. The metabolic diversity of halophiles is great as well: they include oxygenic and anoxygenic phototrophs, aerobic heterotrophs, fermenters, denitrifiers, sulfate reducers, and methanogens. The diversity of metabolic types encountered decreases with salinity. The upper salinity limit at which each dissimilatory process… 
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