Difference between revisions of "Spirochaeta americana"

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==References==
 
==References==
 
1. http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2003/30jul_monolake.htm
 
1. http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2003/30jul_monolake.htm
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2. http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/20030630213230data_trunc_sys.shtml
 
2. http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/20030630213230data_trunc_sys.shtml

Revision as of 07:08, 13 March 2008

Classification

Higher order taxa:

Domain Bacteria; Phylum Spirochetes; Class Spirochetes; Order Spirochaetales; Family Spirochaeta; Genus Spirochaeta; Species Spirochaeta americana

Description and Significance

S. americana is an extremophile. It has been found in the highly alkaline anaerobic environment of Mono Lake, California. S. Americana can also inhabit areas with high sulfur and salt concentrations. S. americana has scientists especially excited. Some believe that the harsh environment of Mono Lake is similar to that of Mars, giving hope to the theory that life existed there. [1, 2] S. americana is an obligate anaerobe and has an optimal pH range of 8.0 - 10.5. [2]

Genome Structure

Cell Structure and Metabolism

Ecology

Isolation and Cultivation

References

1. http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2003/30jul_monolake.htm

2. http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/20030630213230data_trunc_sys.shtml