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Salinibacter ruber: The Never Ending Microdiversity?

Arantxa Peña, María Gomariz, Marianna Lucio, Pedro González-Torres, Jaime Huertas-Cepa, Manuel Martínez-García, Fernando Santos, Phillippe Schmitt-Kopplin, Toni Gabaldón, Ramon Rosselló-Móra and Josefa Antón
from: Halophiles: Genetics and Genomes (Edited by: R. Thane Papke and Aharon Oren). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2014)


Salinibacter ruber is an extremely halophilic bacterium of the Bacteroidetes phylum that thrives in hypersaline environments. This bacterium shares the environment, as well as many phenotypic traits, with extremely halphilic Archaea. The study of the wide collection of strains of S. ruber isolated from around the world has shown that the species is very homogeneous from a phylogenetic point of view although it shows a very wide genomic microdiversity. In this chapter, we provide stat-of-the art data on abundance, distribution, metabolomic and genomic microdiversity of S. ruber and discuss the contribution of recombination and lateral gene transfer to the shaping of this species read more ...
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