NC_014032:1972623 Salinibacter ruber M8 chromosome, complete genome
Host Lineage: Salinibacter ruber; Salinibacter; Rhodothermaceae; Bacteroidetes Order II; Bacteroidetes; Bacteria
General Information: Salinibacter ruber (strain M8) is a brightly red-pigmented, motile, rod-shaped, extremely halophilic Gram-negative bacterium isolated from a saltern crystallizer pond in Mallorca, Spain. It grows optimally at salt concentrations between 20 and 30% and does not grow below 15% salt. S. ruber is among the most halophilic organisms known within the domain Bacteria. This organism is an extremely halophilic aerobe originally isolated from saltern crystallizer ponds in Spain. These bacteria can coexist in significant colonies with halophilic archaea under saline conditions. In contrast to other bacteria they do not regulate their intracellular salt conditions through proton pumps, but instead their protein makeup has adapted to be functional under high ionic conditions.