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halobacteria

BACTERIA that grow in high salt environments, including SPECIES of the genera Halobacter and Halococcus. They are found in the DOMAIN ARCHAEA.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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A microbial community enriched from the Great Salt Lake (Utah, USA) consisted of several genera entirely of the class Halobacteria, with 91% belonging to the genera Halopenitus as determined by 454 sequencing of 16S rRNA genes [41].
Halobacteria are either Gram-negative or Gram-positive and have aerobic facultative anaerobic or obligatory anaerobic metabolism (Johnson et al.
As a facultative anaerobic archaea, Halobacteria was common in most environments where large amounts of salt, moisture, and organic material are available [25].
The rise and decline of a bloom of halobacteria in the Dead Sea.