Transfer of Halobacterium denitrificans (Tomlinson, Jahnke, and Hochstein) to the genus Haloferax as Haloferax denitrificans comb. nov

Int J Syst Bacteriol. 1989 Jul;39(3):359-60. doi: 10.1099/00207713-39-3-359.

Abstract

Halobacterium denitrificans (Tomlinson, Jahnke, and Hochstein) was described at a time when the taxonomic subdivision of the family Halobacteriaceae was in a state of flux. On the basis of both biochemical and chemotaxonomic data, this organism exhibits features which indicate that it is more closely related to members of the genus Haloferax. On the basis of such criteria, we propose that Halobacterium denitrificans be reclassified as Haloferax denitrificans comb. nov. The type strain is strain ATCC 35960 (= DSM 4425).

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Glycolipids / analysis
  • Halobacteriaceae
  • Halobacterium / chemistry*
  • Halobacterium / classification*
  • Halobacterium / cytology
  • Halobacterium / metabolism
  • Haloferax / chemistry*
  • Haloferax / classification*
  • Haloferax / cytology
  • Haloferax / metabolism
  • Lipids / analysis
  • Nitrates / metabolism
  • Nitrites / metabolism
  • Phospholipids / analysis
  • Quinones / analysis

Substances

  • Glycolipids
  • Lipids
  • Nitrates
  • Nitrites
  • Phospholipids
  • Quinones