Haloanaerobiaceae: A New Family of Moderately Halophilic, Obligatory Anaerobic Bacteria

Aharon Oren*, Bruce J. Paster, Carl R. Woese

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The anaerobic moderately halophilic bacteria Haloanaerobium praevalens (DSM 2228)and Halobacteroides halobius (ATCC 35273) were characterized by 16S ribosomal RNA oligonucleotide cataloging. The strains appeared to be related to each other, but, though clearly belonging to the Eubacteria, not to be specifically related to any of the previously recognized subgroups within the Eubacteria. We propose to classify both genera in a new family, the Haloanaerobiaceae.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)71-80
Number of pages10
JournalSystematic and Applied Microbiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


  • 16S rRNA cataloging
  • Anaerobic
  • Haloanaerobiaceae fam. nov.
  • Haloanaerobium praevalens
  • Halobacteroides halobius
  • Halophilic


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