Thermocrinis ruber gen. nov., sp. nov., a Pink-Filament-Forming Hyperthermophilic Bacterium Isolated from Yellowstone National Park

Robert Huber, Wolfgang Eder, Stefan Heldwein, Gerhard Wanner, Harald Huber, Reinhard Rachel, Karl O. Stetter, Applied and Environmental Microbiology

This journal abstract describes a novel hyperthermophilic bacterium isolated from pink filamentous streamers occurring in the upper outflow channel of Octopus Spring in Yellowstone National Park. The type species named, Thermocrinis ruber, is chemolithotrophic and represents a new genus in the order Aquificales. Links to the full article in HTML and PDF formats are provided.

Subject: Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Diversity, Ecology:Biofilms, Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Culturing Methods, Molecular Methods, Biology:Molecular Biology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Topics: Biosphere:Evolution:Patterns, Biosphere:Ecology:Biofilms, Biosphere:Diversity, Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Biosphere:Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Metabolism, Biosphere:Molecular Biology, Methods of Microbiology:Microscopy , Culturing Methods, Molecular Methods , Biosphere:Ecology:Principles, Biosphere:Microbiology
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:BiogeoscienceKeywords: hot spring. microbial mat, 16S rRNA,