Spirochaeta americana

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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. [1, 2]

Genome Structure

Cell Structure and Metabolism


Isolation and Cultivation


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