Hypersaline lakes with salt concentrations exceeding 250 g/l are often characterized by very dense communities of halophilic Halophilic microorganisms imparting a red coloration to the brines. Such red waters can be found in the North Arm of Great Salt Lake Great Salt Lake, Utah, in crystallizer ponds of solar salterns Salterns for the production of salt from seawater, and in many extremely hypersaline alkaline lakes. At times even the magnesium chloride-rich waters of the Dead Sea Dead Sea have become red as a result of massive development of pigmented salt-loving microorganisms.
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||Advances in Understanding the Biology of Halophilic Microorganisms|
|Number of pages||33|
|ISBN (Print)||9400755384, 9789400755383|
|State||Published - 1 Jul 2012|
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