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Curr Opin Microbiol. 2005 Dec;8(6):737-44. Epub 2005 Oct 25.

From replication to cultivation: hot news from Haloarchaea.

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  • 1Goethe-University, Biocentre, Institute for Microbiology, Marie-Curie-Str. 9, D-60439, Germany. soppa@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Abstract

Haloarchaea have developed into model organisms that are utilized to study many biological processes. Examples are the mechanisms of chromosome maintenance, gene expression and its regulation, protein export and degradation, and motility and sensing. In addition to the analysis of model species like Halobacterium salinarum and Haloferax volcanii, natural communities have been characterized. Halophilic Archaea were found in low-salt environments and are thus more widespread than previously thought.

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