Query: NC_015948:1590297 Haloarcula hispanica ATCC 33960 chromosome chromosome I, complete Lineage: Haloarcula hispanica; Haloarcula; Halobacteriaceae; Halobacteriales; Euryarchaeota; Archaea General Information: Haloarcula hispanica is a halophilic archaeon. Extremely halophilic archaeon. Has an unusually low restriction barrier. First isolated from a solar saltern in Spain. Ability to accumulate polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) when carbon sources are in excess.
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General Information: This organism, like other myxobacteria, undergoes a complex development and differentiation pathway. When cell density increases, the organism switches to "social motility" where aggregates of cells can gather together into masses termed fruiting bodies that may consist of up to 100 000 cells. The motility system is not dependent on flagella like most bacteria, but instead relies on twitching pili: short extracellular appendages that may function analogously to oars in a rowboat. The myxobacteria have proved to be a rich source of novel natural products. Myxococcus fulvus produces a number of antibacterial, antifungal and cytotoxic substances which are being studies for therapeutic applications.