Dimitry Y. Sorokin, Alexander Y. Merkerl

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The genus Natranaerovirga is a member of the class Clostridia. It includes obligately anaerobic, fermentative heterotrophs which whose key metabolic property is the ability to utilizes polygalacturonates as growth substrates. The species of the genus are highly salt-tolerant, chloride-independent, obligate alkaliphiles found in saline soda lakes and soils in Central Asia. The genus currently includes two species: N. pectinivora, the type species of the genus, and N. hydrolytica. The DNA G+C content is 31.3-32.3 % (whole genome sequences).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria
EditorsWilliam Whitman
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
ISBN (Electronic)9781118960608
Publication statusPublished - 2024


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