Halobacterium

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Halobacterium

[‚hal·ə·bak′tir·ē·əm]
(microbiology)
A genus of bacteria in the family Halobacteriaceae; single, rod-shaped cells which may be pleomorphic when media are deficient.
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Several studies have assessed the taxonomic status ecological characteristics phylogenetic relationship and biotechnological applications of halobacteria (Litchfield and Gillevet 2002).