Taxonomic problems arising in the genera Haloterrigena and Natrinema

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2003 Sep;53(Pt 5):1697-1698. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.02529-0.


Data currently available on members of the genera Haloterrigena and Natrinema suggest that some strains of the species Haloterrigena turkmenica that have been shown by DNA-DNA hybridization to belong to this species show a high degree of 16S rDNA sequence similarity to members of the genus NATRINEMA: However, closer examination of the data presented in the original publications and in subsequent publications suggests that there may be a number of problems associated with some of the published data.

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • DNA, Archaeal / genetics
  • DNA, Ribosomal / genetics
  • Halobacteriaceae / classification*
  • Halobacteriaceae / genetics
  • RNA, Archaeal / genetics
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Species Specificity


  • DNA, Archaeal
  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • RNA, Archaeal
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S