Dimitry Y. Sorokin, Alexander Merkel, Gerard Muyzer

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Thi.o.ha.lo.rhab’dus. Gr. neut. n. thion sulfur; Gr. masc. n. hals, halos salt of the sea; Gr. fem. n. rhabdos rod, stick; N.L. fem. n. Thiohalorhabdus halophilic sulfur rod.
The genus Thiohalorhabdus was originally classified as a deep unaffiliated lineage within the Gammaproteobacteria. It is an extremely halophilic, neutrophilic
chemolithoautotroph using reduced sulfur compounds as the energy source and electron donor and O2 or nitrate as the electron acceptor. CO2 is assimilated
via the Calvin–Benson–Bassham cycle. The genus includes a single species Thiohalorhabdus denitrificans, which is the type species. Habitat—hypersaline
lakes and solar salterns. DNA G +C content (mol%): 68.9 (genome of type strain). Type species: Thiohalorhabdus denitrificans Sorokin et al. 2008aVP
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBergey’s manual of systematics of archaea and bacteria
EditorsAharon Oren, William B. Whitman
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Editionon line edition 2015
ISBN (Electronic)9781118960608
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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NameBergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria, Online © 2015 Bergey’s Manual Trust.
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons


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