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      From Metagenomics to Pure Culture: Isolation and Characterization of the Moderately Halophilic Bacterium Spiribacter salinus gen. nov., sp. nov.  [Article]

      Sánchez-Porro Álvarez, Cristina; León León, María José; Fernández, Ana Beatriz; Ghai, Rohit; Rodríguez Valera, Francisco; Ventosa Ucero, Antonio (American Society for Microbiology, 2014)
      Recent metagenomic studies on saltern ponds with intermediate salinities have determined that their microbial communities are dominated by both Euryarchaeota and halophilic bacteria, with a gammaproteobacterium closely ...
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      Genomes of “Spiribacter”, a streamlined, successful halophilic bacterium  [Article]

      López Pérez, Mario; Ghai, Rohit; León León, María José; Rodríguez-Olmos, Ángel; Copa Patiño, José Luis; Soliveri, Juan; Sánchez-Porro Álvarez, Cristina; Ventosa Ucero, Antonio; Rodríguez Valera, Francisco (2013)
      Background Thalassosaline waters produced by the concentration of seawater are widespread and common extreme aquatic habitats. Their salinity varies from that of sea water (ca. 3.5%) to saturation for NaCl (ca. 37%). ...