Taxonomy of halophilic Archaea: current status and future challenges

@article{Oren2014TaxonomyOH,
  title={Taxonomy of halophilic Archaea: current status and future challenges},
  author={Aharon Oren},
  journal={Extremophiles},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={825-834}
}
  • A. Oren
  • Published 8 August 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Extremophiles
Several groups of Archaea, all Euryarchaeota, develop in hypersaline environments (from >10 % salt up to saturation). The cultured diversity of halophilic Archaea includes the family Halobacteriaceae of aerobic or facultative anaerobic, generally red-pigmented species (47 genera and 165 species as of February 2014) and seven representatives of four genera of methanogens, most of which obtain energy from methylated amines under anaerobic conditions. Metagenomic studies have identified an… 
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