Dimitry Y. Sorokin, Alexander Merkel, Gerard Muyzer

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Thi.o.ha.lo’phi.lus. Gr. neut. n. thion sulfur; Gr. masc. n. hals, halos salt of the sea; Gr. masc. adj. philos loving; N.L. masc. n. Thiohalophilus sulfur and salt loving.
The genus Thiohalophilus was originally classified as an unaffiliated member of the Gammaprotebacteria. It is a moderately halophilic, neutrophilic
chemolithoutotroph utilizing reduced sulfur compounds, including sulfide, thiosulfate, and thiocyanate, as the energy source and electron donors and O2 or nitrite (but not nitrate) as the electron acceptors. CO2 is assimilated via the Calvin–Benson–Bassham cycle. The genus includes a single species Thiohalophilus thiocyanatoxydans corrig., which is the type species. Habitat – hypersaline lakes. DNA G+C content (mol%): 57.4 (genome).Type species: Thiohalophilus thiocyanatoxydans corrig.
Sorokin et al. 2007a, VL117.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria, Online © 2020 Bergey’s Manual Trust
EditorsWilliam B. Whitman
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781118960608
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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