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Haloplasma contractile
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Tenericutes
Class: Mollicutes
Order: Haloplasmatales
Rainey, da Costa, Antunes & Huber, 2008[1][2]
Family: Haloplasmataceae
Rainey, da Costa, Antunes & Huber, 2008[1]
Genus: Haloplasma
Antunes, Rainey, da Costa & Huber, 2008[1]
Species: H. contractile
Binomial name
Haloplasma contractile
Antunes, Rainey, da Costa & Huber, 2008[1]

Haloplasma contractile is a halophilic, cell wall-less bacterium. It is the only known representative of a deep lineage, and is classified in its own family (Haloplasmataceae) and order (Haloplasmatales), in the class Mollicutes.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e André Antunes; Fred A. Rainey; Gerhard Wanner; Marco Taborda; Jürgen Pätzold; M. Fernanda Nobre; Milton S. da Costa; Robert Huber (2008). "A new lineage of halophilic, wall-less, contractile bacteria from a brine-filled deep of the Red Sea". Journal of Bacteriology. 190 (10): 3580–3587. doi:10.1128/JB.01860-07. PMC 2394993Freely accessible. PMID 18326567. 
  2. ^ J. P. Euzéby. "Order Haloplasmatales". List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature. 

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