Query: NC_013501:176073 Rhodothermus marinus DSM 4252, complete genome Lineage: Rhodothermus marinus; Rhodothermus; Rhodothermaceae; Bacteroidetes Order II; Bacteroidetes; Bacteria General Information: Isolation: Submarine alkaline hot spring at Reykjanes; Country: Iceland; Temp: Thermophile; Temp: 65C; Habitat: Hot spring, Marine. This organism is a thermophilic bacterium which can grow at temperatures of up to 77 degrees C and at salt concentrations of over 6% NaCl. It has been isolated from shallow water geothermal habitats in Iceland, Portugal and Italy.
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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.