Spirochaeta americana

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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 concentrations. [1]

Genome Structure

Cell Structure and Metabolism

Ecology

Isolation and Cultivation

References

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