Microbiology and epidemiology of Halomonas species

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Title
Microbiology and epidemiology of Halomonas species
Author(s)
Kim, Kwang Kyu; Jung-Sook Lee; D A Stevens
Bibliographic Citation
Future Microbiology, vol. 8, no. 12, pp. 1559-1573
Publication Year
2013
Abstract
Halomonas has been organized as a genus since 1980, and comprises halophilic and/or halotolerant Gram-negative aerobic bacteria, typically found in saline environments. The genus is enlarging: at present, 76 species are taxonomically recognized, with more to be added. Increasing industrial uses have been found, largely in bioremediation and the production of desirable compounds. Originally seen as environmental contaminants, pathogenicity was initially not recognized; however, disease in algae, animals and humans has now been described. As the biotechnological use of these species increases, and the ability to isolate and recognize them improves, one might expect further pathogenic encounters with humans to be described.
Keyword
alkaliphilicbacteremiabioremediationdialysishalomonadsHalomonashalophilichalotolerantsaline environment
ISSN
1746-0913
Publisher
Future Medicine Ltd
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.2217/fmb.13.108
Type
Article
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Jeonbuk Branch Institute > Biological Resource Center > 1. Journal Articles
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