Query: NC_013202:59278 Halomicrobium mukohataei DSM 12286, complete genome Lineage: Halomicrobium mukohataei; Halomicrobium; Halobacteriaceae; Halobacteriales; Euryarchaeota; Archaea General Information: Temp: Mesophile; Temp: 45C; Habitat: Salt marsh, Soil. This organism is an extreme halophile requiring at least 14.5% NaCl to grow. Halomicrobium mukohataei DSM 12286 (ATCC 700874) was isolated from salt flats in Argentina.
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General Information: Chemoheterotrophic obligate extreme halophilic archeon. This microbe (strain ATCC 700922) is an obligately halophilic archeon that has adapted to growth under conditions of extremely high salinity. Motility is via tufts of polar flagella and intracellular gas vesicles are used for buoyancy. This organism grow aerobically and its ease of culturing combined with the availability of established methods of genetic manipulation in the laboratory make it an ideal model organism for study of the archaea.