Halococcus


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Halococcus

[‚hal·ə′käk·əs]
(microbiology)
A genus of bacteria in the family Halobacteriaceae; nonmotile cocci which occur in pairs, tetrads, or clusters of tetrads.
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The nucleotide sequence of 16S ribosomal RNA gene of the archaebacterium Halococcus morrhua.
turkmenicus and Halococcus morrhuae isolated from salt cured fish (Prasad and Seenayya, 2000).
When it reaches 250 g per liter, the salt pits start to turn a spectacular reddish color due to the presence of halophilic bacteria (Halobacterium, Halococcus, Haloarcula), together with some Volvocalean algae (Dunaliella).