Haloarchaea, excellent candidates for removing pollutants from hypersaline wastewater.

  title={Haloarchaea, excellent candidates for removing pollutants from hypersaline wastewater.},
  author={Jin Li and Yuanyuan Gao and Huiyu Dong and Guo-ping Sheng},
  journal={Trends in biotechnology},

Bio-Precipitation of Calcium Ions Induced by Free and Immobilized Virgibacillus dokdonensis WLR1 in Hypersaline Wastewater

Abstract Hypersaline wastewater has been widely used in industrial processes in some countries short of freshwater, but calcium ions in such wastewater should be removed due to the danger of

Long-amplicon MinION-based sequencing study in a salt-contaminated twelfth century granite-built chapel

Abstract The irregular damp dark staining on the stonework of a salt-contaminated twelfth century granite-built chapel is thought to be related to a non-homogeneous distribution of salts and



Biodegradation of Organic Pollutants by Halophilic Bacteria and Archaea

This literature survey indicates that both the moderately halophilic bacteria and the extremely Halophilic archaea have a broader catabolic versatility and capability than previously thought.

Biodegradation of Aromatic Compounds by a Halophilic Archaeon Isolated from the Dead Sea.

Ten halophilic archaea from Dead Sea water samples are enriched and isolated on the basis of their ability to grow on p-hydroxybenzoic acid (pHBA) as the sole carbon and energy source and a preliminary characterization of strain L1 is presented.

Denitrifying haloarchaea: sources and sinks of nitrogenous gases

Some recent results on denitrification in haloarchaea are summarized, the environmental implications and possible applications in mitigation are discussed and questions to be addressed are listed, facilitating increased understanding of the role of these organisms in N turnover in arid and hypersaline environments.

Mechanisms of Metal Resistance and Homeostasis in Haloarchaea

An overview of the main molecular mechanisms involved in metal tolerance in haloarchaea is given and factors such as salinity and metal speciation that affect the bioavailability of metals to halo archaea are focused on.

Systematics of haloarchaea and biotechnological potential of their hydrolytic enzymes.

The current status of the haloarchaeal genera and species is summarized, the properties of haloenzymes and their potential industrial applications are discussed, and the range of already-available biocatalysts and industrial processes in which high salt concentrations inhibit the activity of regular enzymes are extended.

Discovery of anaerobic lithoheterotrophic haloarchaea, ubiquitous in hypersaline habitats

The discovery of this novel functional group of sulfur-respiring haloarchaea strengthens the evidence of their possible role in biogeochemical sulfur cycling linked to the terminal anaerobic carbon mineralisation in so far overlooked hypersaline anoxic habitats.

Current developments on polyhydroxyalkanoates synthesis by using halophiles as a promising cell factory

This review is an endeavour to summarize the various research achievements in these areas which will help the readers to understand the current developments as well as the future efforts in PHA research.

Microalgae - A promising tool for heavy metal remediation.

Cellular and organellar membrane-associated proteins in haloarchaea: Perspectives on the physiological significance and biotechnological applications

This review focuses on haloarchaeal cellular and organellar membrane-associated proteins, and provides insight into their physiological significance and biotechnological potential.