halococcus

Summary

Summary: A genus of extremely halophilic HALOBACTERIACEAE with coccoid cells occurring singly or as pairs, tetrads, or irregular clusters. They are found in neutral salt lakes, marine salterns, saline soils and seawater.

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  1. Ventosa A, Gutierrez M, Kamekura M, Dyall Smith M. Proposal to transfer Halococcus turkmenicus, Halobacterium trapanicum JCM 9743 and strain GSL-11 to Haloterrigena turkmenica gen. nov., comb. nov. Int J Syst Bacteriol. 1999;49 Pt 1:131-6 pubmed
    The 16S rRNA gene sequences of Halococcus saccharolyticus and Halococcus salifodinae were closely related (94.5-94.7% similarity) to that of Halococcus morrhuae, the type species of the genus Halococcus...
  2. Johnsen U, Selig M, Xavier K, Santos H, Schonheit P. Different glycolytic pathways for glucose and fructose in the halophilic archaeon Halococcus saccharolyticus. Arch Microbiol. 2001;175:52-61 pubmed
    The glucose and fructose degradation pathways were analyzed in the halophilic archaeon Halococcus saccharolyticus by 13C-NMR labeling studies in growing cultures, comparative enzyme measurements and cell suspension experiments. H...
  3. Stan Lotter H, Pfaffenhuemer M, Legat A, Busse H, Radax C, Gruber C. Halococcus dombrowskii sp. nov., an archaeal isolate from a Permian alpine salt deposit. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2002;52:1807-14 pubmed
    ..16S rRNA gene sequences, cell shape and growth characteristics, the isolates were assigned to the genus Halococcus. The DNA-DNA reassociation values of one isolate, strain H4T, were 35 and 38% with Halococcus salifodinae and ..
  4. Wang Q, Li W, Yang H, Liu Y, Cao H, Dornmayr Pfaffenhuemer M, et al. Halococcus qingdaonensis sp. nov., a halophilic archaeon isolated from a crude sea-salt sample. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2007;57:600-4 pubmed
    ..The 16S rRNA gene sequence of CM5(T) was most closely related to those of Halococcus species. Its pattern of antibiotic susceptibility was similar to those of other described Halococcus species...
  5. Leuko S, Goh F, Ibáñez Peral R, Burns B, Walter M, Neilan B. Lysis efficiency of standard DNA extraction methods for Halococcus spp. in an organic rich environment. Extremophiles. 2008;12:301-8 pubmed
    ..Members of Halococcus spp...
  6. Fendrihan S, Bérces A, Lammer H, Musso M, Rontó G, Polacsek T, et al. Investigating the effects of simulated martian ultraviolet radiation on Halococcus dombrowskii and other extremely halophilic archaebacteria. Astrobiology. 2009;9:104-12 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Halococcus dombrowskii H4 DSM 14522(T) was exposed to UV doses over a wavelength range of 200-400 nm to simulate martian UV ..
  7. Brito Echeverría J, Lopez Lopez A, Yarza P, Antón J, Rossello Mora R. Occurrence of Halococcus spp. in the nostrils salt glands of the seabird Calonectris diomedea. Extremophiles. 2009;13:557-65 pubmed publisher
    ..cultivate members of haloarchaea, and all cultures studied were identified as members of one of the two species Halococcus morrhuae and Hcc. dombrowskii...
  8. Legat A, Gruber C, Zangger K, Wanner G, Stan Lotter H. Identification of polyhydroxyalkanoates in Halococcus and other haloarchaeal species. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2010;87:1119-27 pubmed publisher
    ..We report for the first time the production of PHAs by Halococcus sp...
  9. Stan Lotter H, McGenity T, Legat A, Denner E, Glaser K, Stetter K, et al. Very similar strains of Halococcus salifodinae are found in geographically separated permo-triassic salt deposits. Microbiology. 1999;145 ( Pt 12):3565-74 pubmed
    The authors have previously isolated a novel extremely halophilic archaeon, Halococcus salifodinae Blp, from Austrian rock salt deposited about 250 million years ago...

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  1. Burns B, Gudhka R, Neilan B. Genome sequence of the halophilic archaeon Halococcus hamelinensis. J Bacteriol. 2012;194:2100-1 pubmed publisher
    b>Halococcus hamelinensis was isolated from hypersaline stromatolites in Shark Bay, Australia. Here we report the genome sequence (3,133,046 bp) of H...
  2. Goh F, Jeon Y, Barrow K, Neilan B, Burns B. Osmoadaptive strategies of the archaeon Halococcus hamelinensis isolated from a hypersaline stromatolite environment. Astrobiology. 2011;11:529-36 pubmed publisher
    ..Osmoadaptive strategies for Halococcus hamelinensis, a novel halophilic archaeon recently isolated from living stromatolites in the hypersaline reaches ..
  3. Goh F, Leuko S, Allen M, Bowman J, Kamekura M, Neilan B, et al. Halococcus hamelinensis sp. nov., a novel halophilic archaeon isolated from stromatolites in Shark Bay, Australia. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2006;56:1323-9 pubmed
    Several halophilic archaea belonging to the genus Halococcus were isolated from stromatolites from Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay, Western Australia, collected during field trips in 1996 and 2002...
  4. Salgaonkar B, Mani K, Nair A, Gangadharan S, Braganca J. Interspecific Interactions Among Members of Family Halobacteriaceae from Natural Solar Salterns. Probiotics Antimicrob Proteins. 2012;4:98-107 pubmed publisher
    ..Twenty-four culturable haloarchaeal isolates were obtained from solar salterns of Goa, which were grouped under Halococcus, Haloferax, Haloarcula and Halorubrum...
  5. Gupta R, Naushad S, Fabros R, Adeolu M. A phylogenomic reappraisal of family-level divisions within the class Halobacteria: proposal to divide the order Halobacteriales into the families Halobacteriaceae, Haloarculaceae fam. nov., and Halococcaceae fam. nov., and the order Haloferacales in. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. 2016;109:565-87 pubmed publisher
    ..We also present 40 CSIs and 234 CSPs which are characteristic of Haloarcula, Halococcus, Haloferax, or Halorubrum...
  6. Menasria T, Aguilera M, Hocine H, Benammar L, Ayachi A, Si Bachir A, et al. Diversity and bioprospecting of extremely halophilic archaea isolated from Algerian arid and semi-arid wetland ecosystems for halophilic-active hydrolytic enzymes. Microbiol Res. 2018;207:289-298 pubmed publisher
    ..sequencing, the isolates were assigned to seven phylotypes within the class Halobacteria, namely Haloarcula, Halococcus, Haloferax, Halogeometricum, Haloterrigena, Natrialba, and Natrinema...
  7. Srivastava P, Nikhil E, Bragança J, Kowshik M. Anti-bacterial TeNPs biosynthesized by haloarcheaon Halococcus salifodinae BK3. Extremophiles. 2015;19:875-84 pubmed publisher
    ..4, by the haloarcheon Halococcus salifodinae BK3. The isolate was able to tolerate up to 5.5 mM K2TeO3...
  8. Leuko S, Domingos C, Parpart A, Reitz G, Rettberg P. The Survival and Resistance of Halobacterium salinarum NRC-1, Halococcus hamelinensis, and Halococcus morrhuae to Simulated Outer Space Solar Radiation. Astrobiology. 2015;15:987-97 pubmed publisher
    ..Our analysis of three different halophilic archaea, namely Halobacterium salinarum NRC-1, Halococcus morrhuae, and Halococcus hamelinensis, which were exposed to simulated solar radiation in either dried or liquid ..
  9. Salgaonkar B, Braganca J. Utilization of Sugarcane Bagasse by Halogeometricum borinquense Strain E3 for Biosynthesis of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate). Bioengineering (Basel). 2017;4: pubmed publisher
    ..accumulation as compared to Haloferaxvolcanii strain BBK2, Haloarcula japonica strain BS2, and Halococcus salifodinae strain BK6...
  10. Leuko S, Rettberg P. The Effects of HZE Particles, ? and X-ray Radiation on the Survival and Genetic Integrity of Halobacterium salinarum NRC-1, Halococcus hamelinensis, and Halococcus morrhuae. Astrobiology. 2017;17:110-117 pubmed publisher
    Three halophilic archaea, Halobacterium salinarum NRC-1, Halococcus hamelinensis, and Halococcus morrhuae, have been exposed to different regimes of simulated outer space ionizing radiation...
  11. Namwong S, Tanasupawat S, Visessanguan W, Kudo T, Itoh T. Halococcus thailandensis sp. nov., from fish sauce in Thailand. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2007;57:2199-203 pubmed
    ..16S rRNA gene sequence comparisons revealed that a representative strain, HDB5-2(T), was affiliated with Halococcus dombrowskii JCM 12289(T), Halococcus qingdaonensis JCM 13587(T) and Halococcus morrhuae JCM 8876(T) (levels of ..
  12. Leuko S, Neilan B, Burns B, Walter M, Rothschild L. Molecular assessment of UVC radiation-induced DNA damage repair in the stromatolitic halophilic archaeon, Halococcus hamelinensis. J Photochem Photobiol B. 2011;102:140-5 pubmed publisher
    The halophilic archaeon Halococcus hamelinensis was isolated from living stromatolites in Shark Bay, Western Australia, that are known to be exposed to extreme conditions of salinity, desiccation, and UV radiation...
  13. Futagami T, Goto M, Furukawa K. [Biochemical and genetic bases of chloroethene-dehalorespiring bacteria]. Tanpakushitsu Kakusan Koso. 2005;50:1548-54 pubmed
  14. Ede S, Hafner L, Fredericks P. Structural changes in the cells of some bacteria during population growth: a Fourier transform infrared-attenuated total reflectance study. Appl Spectrosc. 2004;58:317-22 pubmed
    ..The bacteria studied were Bacillus stearothermophilus, Halobacterium salinarum, Halococcus morrhuae, and Acetobacter aceti...
  15. Takahashi Y, Daitoh M, Suzuki M, Abe T, Masuda M. Halogenated metabolites from the new Okinawan red alga Laurencia yonaguniensis. J Nat Prod. 2002;65:395-8 pubmed
    ..Neoirietetraol (1) was toxic to the brine shrimp (Altemia salina; LC50, 40.1 microM) and also showed weak antibacterial activities against two marine bacteria, Alcaligenes aquamarinus and Escherichia coli...
  16. Srivastava P, Bragança J, Ramanan S, Kowshik M. Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using haloarchaeal isolate Halococcus salifodinae BK3. Extremophiles. 2013;17:821-31 pubmed publisher
    ..the intracellular synthesis of stable, mostly spherical silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) by the haloarchaeal isolate Halococcus salifodinae BK3...
  17. Minegishi H, Shimane Y, Echigo A, Ohta Y, Hatada Y, Kamekura M, et al. Thermophilic and halophilic ?-agarase from a halophilic archaeon Halococcus sp. 197A. Extremophiles. 2013;17:931-9 pubmed publisher
    An agar-degrading archaeon Halococcus sp. 197A was isolated from a solar salt sample. The agarase was purified by hydrophobic column chromatography using a column of TOYOPEARL Phenyl-650 M...
  18. Al Mailem D, Al Awadh H, Sorkhoh N, Eliyas M, Radwan S. Mercury resistance and volatilization by oil utilizing haloarchaea under hypersaline conditions. Extremophiles. 2011;15:39-44 pubmed publisher
    The hydrocarbon utilizing haloarchaea, Haloferax (two strains), Halobacterium and Halococcus from a hypersaline coastal area of the Arabian Gulf, had the potential for resistance and volatilization of Hg(2+)...
  19. Mandelli F, Miranda V, Rodrigues E, Mercadante A. Identification of carotenoids with high antioxidant capacity produced by extremophile microorganisms. World J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2012;28:1781-90 pubmed publisher
    In this study, the carotenoids produced by the extremophile microorganisms Halococcus morrhuae, Halobacterium salinarium and Thermus filiformis were separated and identified by high-performance liquid chromatography connected to a diode ..
  20. Dornmayr Pfaffenhuemer M, Legat A, Schwimbersky K, Fendrihan S, Stan Lotter H. Responses of haloarchaea to simulated microgravity. Astrobiology. 2011;11:199-205 pubmed publisher
    ..Two haloarchaeal strains, Haloferax mediterranei and Halococcus dombrowskii, were grown in simulated microgravity (SMG) with the rotary cell culture system (RCCS, Synthecon)...
  21. Gramain A, Diaz G, Demergasso C, Lowenstein T, McGenity T. Archaeal diversity along a subterranean salt core from the Salar Grande (Chile). Environ Microbiol. 2011;13:2105-21 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that some Halobacterium species are specialists at long-term survival in halite...
  22. Al Mailem D, Sorkhoh N, Al Awadhi H, Eliyas M, Radwan S. Biodegradation of crude oil and pure hydrocarbons by extreme halophilic archaea from hypersaline coasts of the Arabian Gulf. Extremophiles. 2010;14:321-8 pubmed publisher
    Two extreme halophilic Haloferax strains and one strain each of Halobacterium and Halococcus were isolated from a hypersaline coastal area of the Arabian Gulf on a mineral salt medium with crude oil vapor as a sole source of carbon and ..
  23. Montes M, Abadia Molina A, Monteoliva Sanchez M, Ramos Cormenzana A, Ruiz C. Effect of Halococcus morrhuae and Halobacterium saccharovorum on the activation of human peripheral blood lymphocytes. Microbios. 1999;98:141-7 pubmed
    The immunomodulator properties of two species of halophilic Archaebacteria, Halobacterium saccharovorum and Halococcus rnorrhuae, were analysed by the study of lymphocyte activation...