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Scientific classification
Domain: Archaea
Kingdom: Euryarchaeota
Phylum: Euryarchaeota
Class: Halobacteria
Order: Halobacteriales
Family: Halobacteriaceae
Genus: Halorubrum
Binomial name
McGenity and Grant 1996
  • Halorubrobacterium
  • Halorubrobacterium Kamekura and Dyall-Smith 1996

Genetic exchange[edit]

A population of the haloarchaea Halorubrum in its natural high salt concentration environment exchanged genetic information frequently by recombination.[1] This population exhibited a degree of linkage equilibrium approaching that of a sexual population.


In taxonomy, Halorubrum is a genus of the Halobacteriaceae.[2]


  1. ^ Papke RT, Koenig JE, Rodríguez-Valera F, Doolittle WF (December 2004). "Frequent recombination in a saltern population of Halorubrum". Science. 306 (5703): 1928–9. doi:10.1126/science.1103289. PMID 15591201. 
  2. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Halorubrum. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 

Further reading[edit]

Scientific journals[edit]

  • Oren A, Ventosa A (2000). "International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology Subcommittee on the taxonomy of Halobacteriaceae. Minutes of the meetings, 16 August 1999, Sydney, Australia". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 50: 1405–1407. PMID 10843089. 
  • Oren A, Ventosa A (1996). "A proposal for the transfer of Halorubrobacterium distributum and Halorubrobacterium coriense to the genus Halorubrum as Halorubrum distributum comb. nov. and Halorubrum coriense comb. nov., respectively". Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 46 (4): 1180. doi:10.1099/00207713-46-4-1180. 
  • McGenity TJ, Grant WD (1995). "Transfer of Halobacterium saccharovorum, Halobacterium sodomense, Halobacterium trapanicum NRC 34021 and Halobacterium lacusprofundi to the genus Halorubrum gen. nov., as Halorubrum saccharovorum comb. nov., Halorubrumsodomense comb. nov., Halorubrum trapanicum comb. nov., and Halorubrum lacusprofundi comb.nov". Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 18: 237–243. doi:10.1016/s0723-2020(11)80394-2. 
  • Kamekura M, Dyall-Smith ML (1995). "Taxonomy of the family Halobacteriaceae and the description of two new genera Halorubrobacterium and Natrialba". J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol. 41 (4): 333–350. doi:10.2323/jgam.41.333. 
  • Papke T, Fullmer M, Soucy S, Swithers K, Makkay A, Wheeler R, Ventosa A, Gogarten P (11 April 2014). "Population and genomic analysis of the genus Halorubrum". Frontiers in Microbiology. 5 (Article No.: 140). doi:10.3389/fmicb.2014.00140. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 

Scientific books[edit]

  • Gibbons, NE (1974). "Family V. Halobacteriaceae fam. nov.". In RE Buchanan and NE Gibbons, eds. Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology (8th ed.). Baltimore: The Williams & Wilkins Co. ISBN 0-683-01117-0. 

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