The Family Salinisphaeraceae

Vetriani, Costantino, Crespo-Medina, Melitza and Antunes, André (2014) The Family Salinisphaeraceae. In: Rosenberg, Eugene, DeLong, Edward, Lory, Stephen, Stackebrandt, Erko and Thompson, Fabiano (eds). The Prokaryotes: Gammaproteobacteria. Springer, Berlin, pp. 591-596. ISBN 978-3-642-38921-4 DOI

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The family Salinisphaeraceae (Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Salinisphaerales) comprises a single genus, Salinisphaera, and six species: S. shabanensis, S. hydrothermalis, S. dokdonensis, S. orenii, S. halophila, and S. japonica. All members of the family Salinisphaeraceae were isolated from marine/oceanic and high-salinity environments. These bacteria have coccoid or short rod morphologies and are halophilic or halotolerant. All known members of the family Salinisphaeraceae are heterotrophic, mesophilic aerobes, although S. hydrothermalis was shown to be a facultative chemolithoautotroph. Isolation and characterization of new members of the Salinisphaeraceae, as well as in-depth studies of the currently known species, will allow for a better understanding of this family.

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Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Biology
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2017 14:13

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