Query: NC_008340:362000 Alkalilimnicola ehrlichei MLHE-1, complete genome Lineage: Alkalilimnicola ehrlichii; Alkalilimnicola; Ectothiorhodospiraceae; Chromatiales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: This chemoautotrophic strain was isolated from Mono Lake in California, which contains arsenic and has high pH and salt concentrations. Arsenite-oxidizing bacterium. Alkalilimnicola ehrlichei is capable of growth with arsenite [As(III)] as the electron donor with nitrate as electron acceptor. It may be responsible for production of arsenate [As(V)] in anoxic lake bottom.
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General Information: Haloferax volcanii DS2 was isolated from bottom sediments from the Dead Sea. Halophilic archaeon. This organism is similar to halobacteria and was originally classified in that genus. It has an optimum requirement for sodium chloride in the 1.7-2.5 molar which is half that generally associated with other halobacterium species.