Dimitry Y. Sorokin, Alexander Y. Merkel, Mikhail M. Yakimov

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Natr. ar. chae. o. ba' cu. lum. N.L. neut. n. natron, soda, sodium carbonate (arbitrarily derived from Arabic n. natrun or natron) ; N.L. pref. natro- pertaining to soda; Gr. masc. adj. archaîos ancient; L. neut. n. baculum, small stick, rod; N.L. neut. n. Natrarchaeobaculum soda-loving archaeal rod.

The genus Natrarchaeobaculum is classified as a member of the family Natrialbaceae, order Natrialbales, class Halobacteria according to phylogenomic analyses. It includes extremely halophilic heterotrophic natronoarchaea, some of which can grow anaerobically by sulfur respiration utilizing organic acids, H2 and formate as the electron donors. The genus currently includes two species: the facultatively anaerobic type species Natrarchaeobaculum sulfurireducens and the aerobic species Natrarchaeobaculum aegyptiacus. Inhabits hypersaline soda lakes. The DNA G + C content is 62.8-64.1 % (genome sequence). Three letter abbreviation is Nab.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria, Online
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781118960608
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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