Cultivation of Haloarchaea

David G. Burns, Mike Dyall-Smith

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The authors' hope that this chapter has clearly demonstrated that most extreme halophiles can be cultivated using inexpensive materials and relatively simple variations of traditional methods. A combination of factors, including advances in the understanding of the differences often required between isolation media and standard laboratory media, the need for greater patience in cultivation, and molecular screening techniques have radically improved the prospects for studying the dominant haloarchaea in natural hypersaline waters. This development, along with genomic and metagenomic studies (of both cells and haloviruses) that are underway, will no doubt lead to many new insights into life in these extreme environments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExtremophiles Volume 35
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherAcademic Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780125215374
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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    Burns, D. G., & Dyall-Smith, M. (2006). Cultivation of Haloarchaea. In Extremophiles Volume 35 (22 ed., pp. 535-552). Academic Press.