Nucleic acid studies on halophilic archaebacteria.


DNA-16S rRNA hybridization studies of archaebacterial halophiles revealed nine major groups. High (greater than 45%) DNA-DNA homologies were found only within DNA-rRNA groups. The DNA-DNA homology between the type strains of Halobacterium halobium, Hb. salinarium and Hb. cutirubrum was greater than 70%. The implications for the taxonomy of the extreme halophiles are discussed.


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@article{Ross1985NucleicAS, title={Nucleic acid studies on halophilic archaebacteria.}, author={Hans-Leo Ross and W D Grant}, journal={Journal of general microbiology}, year={1985}, volume={131 1}, pages={165-73} }