DYNAMIC POPULATION OF EXTREME HALOBACTERIA IN THE SOLAR SALTERNS LOCATED AT PENINSULAR COAST OF TAMILNADU, INDIAK.VENKATRAMALINGAM, J. GOD WIN CHRISTOPHER, T. CITARASIP AND S. M. J. PUNITHA
Halobacterial blooms in the water layers of the crystallizer ponds are described and the factors triggering its rise and decline were analysed. The biomass of halobacteria ranged from 15.6X104CFUmL-1 to 89.6 x 104 CFUmL-', which imparted a red coloration to the crystallizer ponds due to its high content of the pigment bacterioruberin. Maximal bacterial abundance reached during May 2006, whereafter their numbers declined slowly. The salinity of the sampling stations ranged between 265.0 ppt and 316.7 ppt. During this work, two red pigmented extremely halophilic archaea were isolated from saltern crystallizer ponds. These archaea were confirmed as halobacterium sodomense and halococcus morrhuae.
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