halobacterium definition

  • noun:
    • Any of numerous rod-shaped, halophilic, red or purple archaea of this genus Halobacterium, some types of which produce bacteriorhodopsin.
    • Any of different extremophiles, of genus Halobacteria, present in water saturated or nearly saturated with sodium.
    • halophiles in saline surroundings such as the Dead Sea or sodium flats

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