Microbiology and epidemiology of Halomonas species.

  title={Microbiology and epidemiology of Halomonas species.},
  author={Kwang Kyu Kim and Jung-Sook Lee and David H. Stevens},
  journal={Future microbiology},
  volume={8 12},
Halomonas has been organized as a genus since 1980, and comprises halophilic and/or halotolerant Gram-negative aerobic bacteria, typically found in saline environments. The genus is enlarging: at present, 76 species are taxonomically recognized, with more to be added. Increasing industrial uses have been found, largely in bioremediation and the production of desirable compounds. Originally seen as environmental contaminants, pathogenicity was initially not recognized; however, disease in algae… CONTINUE READING