Halophilic clostridia

Aharon Oren*

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Abstract

In view of the wealth of information on the genus Clostridium and its relatives, it is surprising to realize how little is known on the occurrence of endospore-forming anaerobic members of the low G+C group of the Firmicutes in marine and hypersaline environments. Out of the around 150 species of the genus Clostridium with standing in the bacterial nomenclature, no more than four show a marked requirement for salt. Information on the distribution of these species in the marine environment is virtually lacking.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationHandbook on Clostridia
PublisherCRC Press
Pages747-768
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780203489819
ISBN (Print)0849316189, 9780849316180
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005

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© 2005 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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