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Taxonomy ID: 2239 (for references in articles please use NCBI:txid2239)
Scientific name: Halobacterium Elazari-Volcani 1957 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Oren et al. 2009, nom. approb. 1)
current: Halobacterium Elazari-Volcani 1957 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Kamekura and Dyall-Smith 1995, nom. approb. 1)
Inherited blast name: euryarchaeotes
Rank: genus
Genetic code: Translation table 11 (Bacterial, Archaeal and Plant Plastid)
Other names:
synonym: "Flavobacterium (subgen. Halobacterium)" Elazari-Volcani 1940, effective name 2)
synonym: "Halobacter" Anderson 1954, effective name 2),3)
synonym: "Haloarchaeum" DasSarma and DasSarma 2008, effective name 2)
Lineage( full )
cellular organisms; Archaea; Euryarchaeota; Stenosarchaea group; Halobacteria; Halobacteriales; Halobacteriaceae
   Entrez records   
Database name Subtree links Direct links
Nucleotide 1,561 4
Protein 32,403 43
Structure 179 -
Genome 4 1
Popset 86 75
Conserved Domains 2 1
GEO Datasets 2,558 -
PubMed Central 2,966 2,965
Gene 12,892 -
SRA Experiments 61 -
Protein Clusters 2,669 15
Identical Protein Groups 17,947 43
Bio Project 109 1
Bio Sample 346 -
Bio Systems 566 -
Assembly 14 -
Probe 73 -
Taxonomy 251 1


Comments and References:

Nota BeneHalobacterium (LPSN link)

Reference to PubMed documentDasSarma P & DasSarma S (2008)
DasSarma, P., and DasSarma, S. "On the origin of prokaryotic 'species': the taxonomy of halophilic Archaea." Saline Systems (2008) 4:5.

Elazari-Volcani B (1940)
Elazari-Volcani, B. "Studies on the microflora of the Dead Sea." Doctoral thesis (1940). Hebrew University, Jerusalem, pp. 1-116 and i-xiii. [No PubMed record available.]

Elazari-Volcani B (1957)
Elazari-Volcani, B. "Genus XII. Halobacterium Elazari-Volcani, 1940." In: R.S. Breed, E.G.D. Murray, and N.R. Smith (ed.), Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, seventh edition (1957). The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, pp. 207-212. [No PubMed record available.]

Reference to PubMed documentJUDICIAL OPINION 79 (2005)
Judicial Commision of the International Committee on Systematics of Prokaryotes: "The nomenclatural types of the orders Acholeplasmatales, Halanaerobiales, Halobacteriales, Methanobacteriales, Methanococcales, Methanomicrobiales, Planctomycetales, Prochlorales, Sulfolobales, Thermococcales, Thermoproteales and Verrucomicrobiales are the genera Acholeplasma, Halanaerobium, Halobacterium, Methanobacterium, Methanococcus, Methanomicrobium, Planctomyces, Prochloron, Sulfolobus, Thermococcus, Thermoproteus and Verrucomicrobium, respectively. Opinion 79." Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (2005) 55:517-518.

Nota BeneKamekura M & Dyall-Smith ML (1995)
Kamekura, M., and Dyall-Smith, M.L. "Taxonomy of the family Halobacteriaceae and the description of two new genera Halorubrobacterium and Natrialba." J. Gen. Appl. Microbiol. (1995) 41:333-350. [No PubMed record available.]

Reference to PubMed documentOren A (2008)
Oren, A. "Nomenclature and taxonomy of halophilic archaea--comments on the proposal by DasSarma and DasSarma for nomenclatural changes within the order Halobacteriales." Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (2008) 58:2245-2246.

Reference to PubMed documentOren A et al. (2009)
Oren, A., Arahal, D.R., and Ventosa, A. "Emended descriptions of genera of the family Halobacteriaceae." Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (2009) 59:637-642.

Nota BeneSkerman VBD et al. (1980)
Skerman, V.B.D., McGowan, V., and Sneath, P.H.A. (editors). "Approved lists of bacterial names." Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. (1980) 30:225-420. [No PubMed record available.]

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