Halomonas salaria

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Halomonas salaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gamma Proteobacteria
Order: Oceanospirillales
Family: Halomonadaceae
Genus: Halomonas
Binomial name
Halomonas salaria
Kim et al. 2007
Synonyms

Pseudomonas bathycetes Colwell

Halomonas salaria is a Gram-negative, moderately halophilic, obligate piezophilic proteobacterium that requires pressures of 102 MPa to grow.[1]

The species was first isolated from a salt water sample from Anmyeondo, Korea and was formally described in 2007. Halomonas salaria cells are aerobic, Gram-negative, non-spore-forming rods (0.8–0.9x1.3–1.7 µm) that form yellow, smooth, translucent, circular colonies with entire edges. The oxidase- and catalase-positive cells are motile and possess lateral/polar flagella. Growth occurs at 10–45 °C (optimally at 25–30 °C) and at pH 5–10 (optimum pH 7–8). The strain is able to grow at salinities between 0 and 25% NaCl (optimum 10–20% NaCl).[2]

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