Halophilic-blue-green algae

@article{Brock1976HalophilicbluegreenA,
  title={Halophilic-blue-green algae},
  author={Thomas D. Brock},
  journal={Archives of Microbiology},
  year={1976},
  volume={107},
  pages={109-111}
}
The isolation of a halophilic blue-green alga, Aphanothece halophytica, from Great Salt Lake is described. The organism was cultured from waters with salinities up to saturated NaCl (about 30% w/v). It has an optimum salinity for growth of about 16% NaCl, but can grow very slowly even in saturated NaCl. Based on the study of the Great Salt Lake organism, and on a review of the earlier literature, it is concluded that despite recent reports to the contrary, true halophilic blue-green algae do… CONTINUE READING

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