Heliorestis daurensis, gen. nov. sp. nov., an alkaliphilic rod-to-coiled-shaped phototrophic heliobacterium from a Siberian soda lake

@article{Bryantseva1999HeliorestisDG,
  title={Heliorestis daurensis, gen. nov. sp. nov., an alkaliphilic rod-to-coiled-shaped phototrophic heliobacterium from a Siberian soda lake},
  author={Irina A. Bryantseva and Vladimir M. Gorlenko and Elena I. Kompantseva and Laurie A. Achenbach and Michael T. Madigan},
  journal={Archives of Microbiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={172},
  pages={167-174}
}
A novel alkaliphilic heliobacterium was isolated from microbial mats of a low-salt alkaline Siberian soda lake. Cells of the new organism were tightly coiled when grown in coculture with a rod-shaped bacterium, but grew as short filaments when finally obtained in pure culture. The new phototroph, designated strain BT-H1, produced bacteriochlorophyll g and a neurosporene-like pigment, and lacked internal photosynthetic membranes. Similar to other heliobacteria, strain BT-H1 grew… CONTINUE READING