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Table 1 Phenotypic characteristics of the two colonies isolated from Argentinean Patagonia and the Halorubrum tebenquichense strain ALT6-92 isolated from Atacama saltern.

From: Archaeosomes made of Halorubrum tebenquichensetotal polar lipids: a new source of adjuvancy

Characteristics BM GC ALT6-92a
Growth salt concentration (% w/v)    
10 + + -
15 + + +
20 + + nr
Growth at 50°C - + +
Growth at pH 10 - - +
Cabalase + + +
Oxidase + + +
Acid from    
Xylose - - -
Fructuose - + -
Glucosa - - -
Utilization of    
Fructose + + +
Piruvate + + +
Starch - - +
Trehalose + + +
Galactose + + +
Hydrolysis of starch - - -
G+C content (%) 59.5 61.7 63.2
% DNA-DNA similarity b 88.4 (94.0) 94.4 (91.9)  
  1. a Data obtained from Lizama et al., 2002
  2. b Hybridization against H. tebenquichense. Values in parentheses are results of measurements in duplicate
  3. Symbols: + positive result; - negative result; +/- slight mark; nr not reported.