Nucleic acid studies on halophilic archaebacteria

J Gen Microbiol. 1985 Jan;131(1):165-73. doi: 10.1099/00221287-131-1-165.


DNA-16S rRNA hybridization studies of archaebacterial halophiles revealed nine major groups. High (greater than 45%) DNA-DNA homologies were found only within DNA-rRNA groups. The DNA-DNA homology between the type strains of Halobacterium halobium, Hb. salinarium and Hb. cutirubrum was greater than 70%. The implications for the taxonomy of the extreme halophiles are discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Archaea / classification*
  • Bacteria / classification*
  • Base Composition
  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Halobacterium / classification
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization*
  • Plasmids
  • RNA, Bacterial
  • RNA, Ribosomal


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • RNA, Bacterial
  • RNA, Ribosomal