Persephonella guaymasensis

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Persephonella guaymasensis
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Aquificae
Class: Aquificae
Order: Aquificales
Family: Hydrogenothermaceae
Genus: Persephonella
Species: P. guaymasensis
Binomial name
Persephonella guaymasensis
Götz et al. 2002

Persephonella guaymasensis is a thermophilic, hydrogen-oxidizing microaerophile first isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. It is strictly chemolithoautotrophic, microaerophilic, motile, 2-4 micrometres in size, rod-shaped, Gram-negative and non-sporulating. Its type strain is EX-H2T.[1]


  1. ^ Gotz, D. (2002). "Persephonella marina gen. nov., sp. nov. and Persephonella guaymasensis sp. nov., two novel, thermophilic, hydrogen-oxidizing microaerophiles from deep-sea hydrothermal vents". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 52 (4): 1349–1359. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02126-0. ISSN 1466-5026. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Tokano, Tetsuya, ed. Water on Mars and life. Vol. 4. Springer, 2005.
  • D'Imperio, Seth. Microbial Interactions with Arsenite, Hydrogen and Sulfide in an Acid-sulfate-chloride Geothermal Spring. ProQuest, 2008.
  • Webster, Nicole S.; et al. (2004). "Diverse microbial communities inhabit Antarctic sponges". Environmental Microbiology. 6 (3): 288–300. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2004.00570.x. 

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