Microbiological study of a hypersaline lake in French Somaliland

Appl Microbiol. 1974 May;27(5):819-22.

Abstract

In a study of a lake having a higher concentration of salts than the Dead Sea, all of the heterotrophic bacteria isolated were aerobes; no strictly anaerobic strains were found. Ninety percent of the strains were euryhalines and ten percent were strict halophiles. The extreme halophiles belonged to the species Halobacterium trapanicum and Halococcus morrhuae.

MeSH terms

  • Aerobiosis
  • Alcaligenes / isolation & purification
  • Bacillus / isolation & purification
  • Bacteria / isolation & purification*
  • Flavobacterium / isolation & purification
  • Halobacterium / isolation & purification
  • Micrococcus / isolation & purification
  • Minerals
  • Pseudomonas / isolation & purification
  • Sarcina / isolation & purification
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Soil Microbiology
  • Somalia
  • Staphylococcus / isolation & purification
  • Vibrio / isolation & purification
  • Water Microbiology*
  • Xanthomonas / isolation & purification

Substances

  • Minerals
  • Sodium Chloride