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Thermocrinis ruber gen. nov., sp. nov., A pink-filament-forming hyperthermophilic bacterium isolated from Yellowstone National Park

Huber, R. ; Eder, W. ; Heldwein, S. ; Wanner, G. ; Huber, Harald ; Rachel, Reinhard ; Stetter, Karl Otto


A novel hyperthermophilic bacterium was isolated from pink filamentous streamers (pink filaments) occurring in the upper outflow channel (temperature, 82 to 88 degreesC) of Octopus Spring in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. The gram-negative cells grew at low salinity at temperatures up to 89 degreesC in the neutral to alkaline pH range. Depending on the culture conditions, the organisms occurred ...


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