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Marinococcus is a Gram-positive, strictly aerobic, chemolithoautotrophic and non-spore-forming genus of bacteria from the family of Bacillaceae.[1][2][3][4]

Scientific classification

Hao et al. 1985[1]
Type species
Marinococcus halophilus[1]

M. halophilus[1]
M. halotolerans[1]
M. luteus[1]
M. salis[1]
M. tarijensis[1]


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  2. ^ "Marinococcus".
  3. ^ Parker, Charles Thomas; Taylor, Dorothea; Garrity, George M. "Nomenclature Abstract for Marinococcus Hao et al. 1985 emend. Wang et al. 2009". The NamesforLife Abstracts. doi:10.1601/nm.5225.
  4. ^ Ventosa, Antonio (2015). "Marinococcus". Bergey's Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. doi:10.1002/9781118960608.gbm00538.

Further readingEdit

  • Vishnuvardhan Reddy, S; Thirumala, M; Farooq, M; Sasikala, C; Venkata Ramana, C (December 2016). "Marinococcus salis sp., nov., a moderately halophilic bacterium isolated from a salt marsh". Archives of Microbiology. 198 (10): 1013–1018. doi:10.1007/s00203-016-1263-z. PMID 27349661.
  • Li, W.-J. (1 September 2005). "Marinococcus halotolerans sp. nov., isolated from Qinghai, north-west China". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 55 (5): 1801–1804. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.63596-0.
  • Falkow, Stanley; Rosenberg, Eugene; Schleifer, Karl-Heinz; Stackebrandt, Erko (2006). The Prokaryotes: Vol. 4: Bacteria: Firmicutes, Cyanobacteria. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 9780387254944.
  • Vos, Paul; Garrity, George; Jones, Dorothy; Krieg, Noel R.; Ludwig, Wolfgang; Rainey, Fred A.; Schleifer, Karl-Heinz; Whitman, William B. (2011). Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology: Volume 3: The Firmicutes. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 9780387684895.
  • Dion, Patrice; Nautiyal, Chandra Shekhar (2007). Microbiology of Extreme Soils. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 9783540742319.
  • Atlas, Ronald M. (2005). Handbook of Media for Environmental Microbiology, Second Edition. CRC Press. ISBN 9781420037487.