Experts aren't sure which tiny creatures turned the lake red but they believe they likely to be either algae or a type of bacteria known as Halobacteriaceae
A sampling of hypersaline lakes in Turkey resulted in 33 isolates of Halobacteriaceae across 9 genera .
A strain of Halobacteriaceae (named L1) was isolated from the Dead Sea and could grow on benzoic acid .
Samples taken from the Amazon equatorial ocean basin and amended with oil droplets had significant variation in the community composition of the Archaea domain upon oil biodegradation as detected with metagenomic techniques, including a relative enrichment of the Halobacteriaceae .
Polyhydroxyalkanoates synthase enzyme is mainly found in most genera of bacterium and members of the family Halobacteriaceae
of the Archaea .
Two groups of organisms are thought to be involved in the lake's transformation: a family of algae called dunaliella and a family of bacteria known as halobacteriaceae.
While experts have not determined exactly what creatures have turned the lake red this year, they believe dunaliella and halobacteriaceae are the likely culprits
Other scientists emphasize the role of halobacteriaceae, a group of bacteria found in water that is saturated or nearly saturated with salt.
Extremely halophilic Archaea belong to the order Halobacteriales which contains one family the Halobacteriaceae (Ozcan et al.
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