Shinichi Takaichi

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Affiliation: Nippon Medical School
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint General methods for identification of carotenoids
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Kosugi cho 2, Nakahara, Kawasaki, 211 0063, Japan
    Biotechnol Lett 36:1127-8. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Identification and spectroscopic characterization of neurosporene
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Kyonan cho 1, Musashino, 180 0023, Japan
    Biotechnol Lett 37:2027-31. 2015
  3. doi request reprint Opposite chirality of α-carotene in unusual cyanobacteria with unique chlorophylls, Acaryochloris and Prochlorococcus
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Kawasaki, 211 0063 Japan
    Plant Cell Physiol 53:1881-8. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint α-Carotene and its derivatives have a sole chirality in phototrophic organisms?
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Nakahara, Kawasaki, Japan
    Acta Biochim Pol 59:159-61. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Carotenoids in Rhodoplanes species: variation of compositions and substrate specificity of predicted carotenogenesis enzymes
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Kawasaki, Japan
    Curr Microbiol 65:150-5. 2012
  6. pmc Carotenoids in algae: distributions, biosyntheses and functions
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Kosugi cho, Nakahara, Kawasaki 211 0063, Japan
    Mar Drugs 9:1101-18. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Genus specific unusual carotenoids in purple bacteria, Phaeospirillum and Roseospira: structures and biosyntheses
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, 297, Kosugi cho 2, Nakahara, Kawasaki, 211 0063, Japan
    Curr Microbiol 63:75-80. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Carotenoids of Gemmatimonas aurantiaca (Gemmatimonadetes): identification of a novel carotenoid, deoxyoscillol 2-rhamnoside, and proposed biosynthetic pathway of oscillol 2,2'-dirhamnoside
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Kosugi cho 2, Nakahara, Kawasaki 211 0063, Japan
    Microbiology 156:757-63. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Myxol and 4-ketomyxol 2'-fucosides, not rhamnosides, from Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 and Nostoc punctiforme PCC 73102, and proposal for the biosynthetic pathway of carotenoids
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Biological Laboratory, Nippon Medical School, Kawasaki, 211 0063 Japan
    Plant Cell Physiol 46:497-504. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Unique carotenoids in the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune NIES-24: 2-hydroxymyxol 2'-fucoside, nostoxanthin and canthaxanthin
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Nakahara, Kawasaki, Japan
    Curr Microbiol 59:413-9. 2009

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  1. doi request reprint General methods for identification of carotenoids
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Kosugi cho 2, Nakahara, Kawasaki, 211 0063, Japan
    Biotechnol Lett 36:1127-8. 2014
    ..General methods for identification of usual carotenoids including C18-HPLC retention time and spectroscopic methods, such as absorption spectra, mass spectra, NMR spectra, are briefly summarized. ..
  2. doi request reprint Identification and spectroscopic characterization of neurosporene
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Kyonan cho 1, Musashino, 180 0023, Japan
    Biotechnol Lett 37:2027-31. 2015
    ..Neurosporene is a carotene and an intermediate in the synthesis of lycopene from phytoene. Its content in carotenogenic organisms is very low; hence, the complete assignments of its spectroscopic data, including NMR, are insufficient...
  3. doi request reprint Opposite chirality of α-carotene in unusual cyanobacteria with unique chlorophylls, Acaryochloris and Prochlorococcus
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Kawasaki, 211 0063 Japan
    Plant Cell Physiol 53:1881-8. 2012
    ..Therefore, based on the identification of the carotenoids and genome sequence data, we propose a biosynthetic pathway for the carotenoids, particularly α-carotene, including the participating genes and enzymes...
  4. ncbi request reprint α-Carotene and its derivatives have a sole chirality in phototrophic organisms?
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Nakahara, Kawasaki, Japan
    Acta Biochim Pol 59:159-61. 2012
    ..We also analyzed the chirality of α-carotene and/or its derivatives, such as lutein and siphonaxanthin, and found all of them had only (6'R)-type, not (6'S)-type...
  5. doi request reprint Carotenoids in Rhodoplanes species: variation of compositions and substrate specificity of predicted carotenogenesis enzymes
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Kawasaki, Japan
    Curr Microbiol 65:150-5. 2012
    ..These results suggest that the variation of carotenoids among the species of Rhodoplanes results from modified substrate specificity of the carotenogenesis enzymes involved...
  6. pmc Carotenoids in algae: distributions, biosyntheses and functions
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Kosugi cho, Nakahara, Kawasaki 211 0063, Japan
    Mar Drugs 9:1101-18. 2011
    ..Water-soluble peridinin-chlorophyll a-protein (PCP) and orange carotenoid protein (OCP) are also established. Some functions of carotenoids in photosynthesis are also briefly summarized...
  7. doi request reprint Genus specific unusual carotenoids in purple bacteria, Phaeospirillum and Roseospira: structures and biosyntheses
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, 297, Kosugi cho 2, Nakahara, Kawasaki, 211 0063, Japan
    Curr Microbiol 63:75-80. 2011
    ..The study concludes in identifying genus specific unusual carotenoids, which is probably due to characteristic nature of some carotenogenesis enzymes...
  8. doi request reprint Carotenoids of Gemmatimonas aurantiaca (Gemmatimonadetes): identification of a novel carotenoid, deoxyoscillol 2-rhamnoside, and proposed biosynthetic pathway of oscillol 2,2'-dirhamnoside
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Kosugi cho 2, Nakahara, Kawasaki 211 0063, Japan
    Microbiology 156:757-63. 2010
    ..Further, isopentenyl pyrophosphate could be synthesized by a non-mevalonate pathway (DXP pathway)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Myxol and 4-ketomyxol 2'-fucosides, not rhamnosides, from Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 and Nostoc punctiforme PCC 73102, and proposal for the biosynthetic pathway of carotenoids
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Biological Laboratory, Nippon Medical School, Kawasaki, 211 0063 Japan
    Plant Cell Physiol 46:497-504. 2005
    ..Finally, we investigated the phylogenetic relationships among some Anabaena and Nostoc species, including some newly isolated species...
  10. doi request reprint Unique carotenoids in the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune NIES-24: 2-hydroxymyxol 2'-fucoside, nostoxanthin and canthaxanthin
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Nakahara, Kawasaki, Japan
    Curr Microbiol 59:413-9. 2009
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  11. ncbi request reprint Carotenoids and carotenogenesis in cyanobacteria: unique ketocarotenoids and carotenoid glycosides
    S Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Kawasaki, 211 0063, Japan
    Cell Mol Life Sci 64:2607-19. 2007
    ..One beta-carotene hydroxylase, CrtR, has been identified, and its substrate specificities vary across species. At present, functionally confirmed genes have been found in only a few species, and further studies are needed...
  12. ncbi request reprint Major carotenoid isolated from Paracoccus schoinia NBRC 100637T is adonixanthin diglucoside
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Biological Laboratory, Nippon Medical School, Kosugi cho 2, Nakahara, Kawasaki 211 0063, Japan
    J Nat Prod 69:1823-5. 2006
    ..The minor carotenoids in this bacterium included astaxanthin diglucoside, zeaxanthin diglucoside, canthaxanthin, echinenone, zeaxanthin, beta-cryptoxanthin, and beta-carotene...
  13. ncbi request reprint Absence of carotenes and presence of a tertiary methoxy group in a carotenoid from a thermophilic filamentous photosynthetic bacterium Roseiflexus castenholzii
    S Takaichi
    Biological Laboratory, Nippon Medical School, Kawasaki, 211 0063 Japan
    Plant Cell Physiol 42:1355-62. 2001
    ..The existence of these pigments makes this bacterium unique among the known species in CHLOROFLEXACEAE...
  14. ncbi request reprint Fatty acids of astaxanthin esters in krill determined by mild mass spectrometry
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Biological Laboratory, Nippon Medical School, Kosugi cho, Nakahara, Kawasaki 211 0063, Japan
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 136:317-22. 2003
    ..Therefore, determination of fatty acids in carotenoid esters by a combination of HPLC elution profile and mild mass spectrometry is found to be a useful tool...
  15. ncbi request reprint Presence of free myxol and 4-hydroxymyxol and absence of myxol glycosides in Anabaena variabilis ATCC 29413, and proposal of a biosynthetic pathway of carotenoids
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Biological Laboratory, Nippon Medical School, Kawasaki, 211 0063 Japan
    Plant Cell Physiol 47:211-6. 2006
    ..variabilis ATCC 29413, we proposed a biosynthetic pathway of the carotenoids and the corresponding genes and enzymes. The homologous genes were searched by sequence homology only from the functionally confirmed genes...
  16. ncbi request reprint Novel carotenoid glucoside esters from alkaliphilic heliobacteria
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Biological Laboratory, Nippon Medical School, Nakahara, Kawasaki 211 0063, Japan
    Arch Microbiol 179:95-100. 2003
    ..The non-alkaliphilic species Heliophilum fasciatum also contained trace amounts of the two OH-diaponeurosporene glucoside esters. The results are used to predict the pathway of carotenoid biosynthesis in heliobacteria...
  17. ncbi request reprint Carotenoids in a Corynebacterineae, Gordonia terrae AIST-1: carotenoid glucosyl mycoloyl esters
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Kawasaki, Japan
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 72:2615-22. 2008
    ..The type strain of G. terrae NBRC 10016T also contained the same carotenoids, but the composition of the two carotenoid glucosides was low and the total carotenoid content was less than one tenth of that of strain AIST-1...
  18. ncbi request reprint The major carotenoid in all known species of heliobacteria is the C30 carotenoid 4,4'-diaponeurosporene, not neurosporene
    S Takaichi
    Biological Laboratory, Nippon Medical School, 297, Kosugi cho 2, Nakahara, Kawasaki 211, Japan
    Arch Microbiol 168:277-81. 1997
    ..Furthermore, the esterifying alcohol of bacteriochlorophyll g from all known species of heliobacteria was determined to be farnesol (C15) instead of the usual phytol (C20). Heliobacteria may be unable to produce geranylgeranyol (C20)...
  19. ncbi request reprint New carotenoids from the thermophilic green sulfur bacterium Chlorobium tepidum: 1',2'-dihydro-gamma-carotene, 1',2'-dihydrochlorobactene, and OH-chlorobactene glucoside ester, and the carotenoid composition of different strains
    S Takaichi
    Biological Laboratory, Nippon Medical School, 297, Kosugi cho 2, Nakahara, Kawasaki 211, Japan
    Arch Microbiol 168:270-6. 1997
    ..The effects of nicotine on carotenoid biosynthesis in C. tepidum differed from those in the thermophilic green nonsulfur bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus...
  20. doi request reprint Carotenogenesis diversification in phylogenetic lineages of Rhodophyta
    Shinichi Takaichi
    Department of Biology, Nippon Medical School, Musashino, 180 0023, Japan
    J Phycol 52:329-38. 2016
    ..Therefore, we conclude that the presence or absence of the four enzymes is related to diversification of carotenoid composition in these three phyla. ..
  21. ncbi request reprint Myxoxanthophyll in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 is myxol 2'-dimethyl-fucoside, (3R,2'S)-myxol 2'-(2,4-di-O-methyl-alpha-L-fucoside), not rhamnoside
    S Takaichi
    Biological Laboratory, Nippon Medical School, Kawasaki, 211 0063 Japan
    Plant Cell Physiol 42:756-62. 2001
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  22. ncbi request reprint Dihydroxylycopene diglucoside diesters: a novel class of carotenoids from the phototrophic purple sulfur bacteria Halorhodospira abdelmalekii and Halorhodospira halochloris
    S Takaichi
    Biological Laboratory, Nippon Medical School, Nakahara, Kawasaki 211 0063, Japan
    Arch Microbiol 175:161-7. 2001
    ..The fatty acid components of the three carotenoid glucoside esters were the same (C12:0 and C14:1) and were rare in the cellular lipids of the two species...
  23. ncbi request reprint Morphological and biochemical changes in carotenoid granules in the ventral skin during growth of the Japanese newt Cynops pyrrhogaster
    Kumi Matsui
    Department of Biology, School of Education, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 20:435-40. 2003
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  24. ncbi request reprint Porphyrobacter tepidarius sp. nov., a moderately thermophilic aerobic photosynthetic bacterium isolated from a hot spring
    S Hanada
    Department of Biology, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Japan
    Int J Syst Bacteriol 47:408-13. 1997
    ..neustonensis. Consequently, we assign the new isolate to the genus Porphyrobacter and propose the name Porphyrobacter tepidarius sp. nov. for it; the type strain of P. tepidarius is strain OT3 (= DSM 10595)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Heterologous production of two unusual acyclic carotenoids, 1,1'-dihydroxy-3,4-didehydrolycopene and 1-hydroxy-3,4,3',4'-tetradehydrolycopene by combination of the crtC and crtD genes from Rhodobacter and Rubrivivax
    Sabine Steiger
    Botanisches Institut, Goethe Universitat, P O Box 111932, D 60054 Frankfurt, Germany
    J Biotechnol 97:51-8. 2002
    ..This included spectral properties, determination of relative molecular mass as well as the number of hydroxy groups by mass spectroscopy and NMR spectroscopy for 1,1'-(HO)(2)-3,4-didehydrolycopene...
  26. ncbi request reprint Characterization of unusual hydroxy- and ketocarotenoids in Rubrivivax gelatinosus: involvement of enzyme CrtF or CrtA
    Violaine Pinta
    Laboratoire de Génétique des Bactéries Photosynthétiques Centre de Génétique Moléculaire, UPR2167 associée à l Université Pierre et Marie Curie, bât 24 C N R S, 91198, Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France
    Arch Microbiol 179:354-62. 2003
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  27. ncbi request reprint Structural and functional analysis of a lycopene beta-monocyclase gene isolated from a unique marine bacterium that produces myxol
    Maki Teramoto
    Marine Biotechnology Institute, 3 75 1 Heita, Kamaishi shi, Iwate 026 0001, Japan
    FEBS Lett 545:120-6. 2003
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  28. ncbi request reprint The role of carotenoids in the photoadaptation of the brown-colored sulfur bacterium Chlorobium phaeobacteroides
    Hiroki Hirabayashi
    Research Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Osaka Prefecture University, Sakai, Osaka, Japan
    Photochem Photobiol 79:280-5. 2004
    ..In Cb. phaeobacteroides the wavelength of the Qy band of BChl e aggregates did not change. We suggested that Cb. phaeobacteroides photoadapts to light intensity by changing the carotenoid composition...
  29. ncbi request reprint The cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 has two distinct beta-carotene ketolases: CrtO for echinenone and CrtW for ketomyxol synthesis
    Mari Mochimaru
    Natural Science Faculty, Komazawa University, Tokyo 154 8525, Japan
    FEBS Lett 579:6111-4. 2005
    ..This cyanobacterium was the first species found to have both enzymes, which functioned in two distinct biosynthetic pathways...
  30. ncbi request reprint The cyanobacterium Gloeobacter violaceus PCC 7421 uses bacterial-type phytoene desaturase in carotenoid biosynthesis
    Tohru Tsuchiya
    Department of Technology and Ecology, Hall of Global Environmental Research, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606 8501, Japan
    FEBS Lett 579:2125-9. 2005
    ..We also revealed that echinenone synthesis is catalyzed by CrtW rather than CrtO. These findings indicated that Gloeobacter retains ancestral properties of carotenoid biosynthesis...
  31. pmc Substrate specificities and availability of fucosyltransferase and beta-carotene hydroxylase for myxol 2'-fucoside synthesis in Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120 compared with Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6803
    Mari Mochimaru
    Department of Natural Sciences, Komazawa University, Tokyo 154 8525, Japan
    J Bacteriol 190:6726-33. 2008
    ..Thus, the substrate specificities or substrate availabilities of both fucosyltransferase and CrtR were different in these species. The biosynthetic pathways of carotenoids in Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120 are discussed...
  32. doi request reprint Paracoccus marinus sp. nov., an adonixanthin diglucoside-producing bacterium isolated from coastal seawater in Tokyo Bay
    Shams Tabrez Khan
    Biological Resource Center NBRC, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation, 2 5 8, Kazusakamatari, Kisarazu shi, Chiba 292 0818, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 58:383-6. 2008
    ..nov. The type strain is KKL-A5(T) (=NBRC 100637(T) =CIP 108500(T)); KKL-B9 (=NBRC 100640) is a reference strain...
  33. ncbi request reprint Rare carotenoids, (3R)-saproxanthin and (3R,2'S)-myxol, isolated from novel marine bacteria (Flavobacteriaceae) and their antioxidative activities
    Kazutoshi Shindo
    Department of Food and Nutrition, Japan Women s University, 2 8 1 Mejirodai, Tokyo 112 8681, Japan
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 74:1350-7. 2007
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  34. ncbi request reprint Roseiflexus castenholzii gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic, filamentous, photosynthetic bacterium that lacks chlorosomes
    Satoshi Hanada
    Research Institute of Biological Resources, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:187-93. 2002
    ..8%). Based on genotypic and phenotypic data, the name Roseiflexus castenholzii gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed for this isolate; the type strain is HLO8T (= DSM 13941T = JCM 11240T)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Purification, characterization and crystallization of the core complex from thermophilic purple sulfur bacterium Thermochromatium tepidum
    Hiroaki Suzuki
    Faculty of Science, Ibaraki University, Bunkyo, Mito 310 8512, Japan
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1767:1057-63. 2007
    ..A dimeric feature of the BChl a molecules in LH1 was revealed by magnetic circular dichroism spectrum. Crystals of the core complex were obtained which diffracted X-rays to about 10 A...
  36. ncbi request reprint A gas vesiculate planktonic strain of the purple non-sulfur bacterium Rhodoferax antarcticus isolated from Lake Fryxell, Dry Valleys, Antarctica
    Deborah O Jung
    Department of Microbiology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901 6508, USA
    Arch Microbiol 182:236-43. 2004
    ..We conclude that although strains AB and Fryx1 may indeed be the same species, their ecologies are quite different. Unlike strain AB, strain Fryx1 has adapted to a planktonic existence in the nearly freezing water column of Lake Fryxell...
  37. ncbi request reprint Preferential incorporation of coloured-carotenoids occurs in the LH2 complexes from non-sulphur purple bacteria under carotenoid-limiting conditions
    Andrew Gall
    Division of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK
    Photosynth Res 86:25-35. 2005
    ..The results show that although the presence of Car molecules is important for the stability of the LH2 complexes that the overall native structure can be maintained by the presence of many different Cars...
  38. ncbi request reprint Thiocapsa imhoffii, sp. nov., an alkaliphilic purple sulfur bacterium of the family Chromatiaceae from Soap Lake, Washington (USA)
    Marie Asao
    Department of Microbiology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901 6508, USA
    Arch Microbiol 188:665-75. 2007
    ..The unique assemblage of physiological and phylogenetic properties of strain SC5 defines it as a new species of the genus Thiocapsa, and we describe strain SC5 herein as Tca. imhoffii, sp. nov...
  39. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of colors in green mutants isolated from purple bacteria as a host for colorimetric whole-cell biosensors
    Kazuyuki Yoshida
    Faculty of Agriculture, Utsunomiya University, Minemachi, Utsunomiya 321 8505, Japan
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 76:1043-50. 2007
    ..These data indicate that change in bacterial color from green to red is more distinguishable than that from yellow to red as a reporter signal of carotenoid-based whole-cell biosensors...
  40. ncbi request reprint Acetonitrile degradation under haloalkaline conditions by Natronocella acetinitrilica gen. nov., sp. nov
    Dimitry Yu Sorokin
    Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Prospect 60 let Octyabrya 7 2, 117811 Moscow, Russia
    Microbiology 153:1157-64. 2007
    ..On the basis of unique phenotypic properties and their separate phylogenetic position, the new bacteria are placed into a new genus and species for which the name Natronocella acetinitrilica gen. nov., sp. nov is proposed...
  41. ncbi request reprint Unusual accumulation of demethylspheroidene in anaerobic-phototrophic growth of crtA-deleted mutants of Rhodovulum sulfidophilum
    Isamu Maeda
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, 565 0871, Japan
    Curr Microbiol 51:193-7. 2005
    ..These data suggest that demethylspheroidene is important for photosynthesis in R. sulfidophilum...
  42. ncbi request reprint Effects of light and low oxygen tension on pigment biosynthesis in Halobacterium salinarum, revealed by a novel method to quantify both retinal and carotenoids
    Wael S M El-Sayed
    Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    Plant Cell Physiol 43:379-83. 2002
    ..This paradox could be explained by the increase in beta-carotene biosynthesis...
  43. ncbi request reprint Fatty acid, compatible solute and pigment composition of obligately chemolithoautotrophic alkaliphilic sulfur-oxidizing bacteria from soda lakes
    Horia Banciu
    Department of Environmental Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 67, 2628 BC, Delft, The Netherlands
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 243:181-7. 2005
    ..The results suggest that the mechanisms of haloalkaliphilic adaptation in Thioalkalimicrobium sp. and Thioalkalivibrio sp. involve the production of cyclopropane fatty acids, organic compatible solutes and, possibly specific pigments...