The Haloarchaeal Genome Database

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This is the home page for complete genome sequences of haloarchaeal microorganisms studied by the DasSarma laboratory. The organisms listed here can grow at high salinity and are members of the archaeal branch of life, and have been studied using comparative genomics techniques. This database is reported in the following publications: DasSarma et al. Saline Systems 2010, 6:12, Capes et al. Plasmid 2011, 65:77, and Capes et al. BMC Genomics 2012, 13:39.

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OrganismDatePhysiology/EcologyGenome Size
Halobacterium sp. NRC-12000Extreme halophile, facultative anaerobe and phototroph, from salted food2.6 Mbp
Haloarcula marismortui2004Metabolically versatile extreme halophile from the Dead Sea4.3 Mbp
Haloferax volcanii2006Moderate halophile, prototroph, from Dead Sea mud4.0 Mbp
Halorubrum lacusprofundi2007Cold-adapted halophile from Antarctic lake3.7 Mbp
Halobacterium R12008Laboratory mutant, similar to Halobacterium sp. NRC-12.7 Mbp
Halogeometricum borinquense2009Pleomorphic extreme halophile from waters of solar saltern in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico3.9 Mbp
Haloferax mediterranei2012Metabolically versatile extremely halophilic archaeon from Spanish saltern3.9 Mbp