Figure 1.

World map showing the locations of isolation for haloarchaeal organisms with sequenced genomes. The organisms represent a significant geographical diversity of haloarchaeal isolates: [Halobacterium sp. NRC-1 (NRC-1), the model haloarchaeal organism isolated from salted food in Canada, Haloarcula marismortui (Hma), a physiologically versatile extreme halophile from the Dead Sea, Natronomonas pharaonis (Nph), an alkaliphilic extreme halophile from an Egyptian soda lake, Haloquadratum walsbyi (Hwa), a square-shaped extreme halophile from solar salterns in Australia and Spain, Halorubrum lacusprofundi (Hla), a cold-adapted halophile from an Antarctic lake, Halogeometricum borinquense (Hbo), a pleomorphic extreme halophile from a solar saltern in Puerto Rico, Halomicrobium mukohataei (Hmu), a rod-shaped halophile from an Argentinean salt flat, Halorhabdus utahensis (Hut), a pleomorphic extreme halophile from sediments of the Great Salt Lake, USA, Haloferax volcanii (Hvo), a moderate halophile from Dead Sea mud, Haloterrigena turkmenica (Htu), a pleomorphic halophile from Turkmenistan, Natrialba magadii (Nma), an alkaliphilic halophile from Lake Magadi, Kenya, Halalkalicoccus jeotgali (Hje), extreme halophile from Korean fermented seafood, and Halopiger xanaduensis (Hxa), extreme halophile from saline Lake Shangmatala, China. Labels are based on the color of haloarchaeal colonies.

Capes et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:39   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-39
Download authors' original image