Halobacterium meaning

hălō-băk-tîrē-əm
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Any of various rod-shaped, halophilic, pigmented archaea of the genus Halobacterium, some of which produce bacteriorhodopsin to facilitate ATP synthesis during periods of oxygen deficiency.
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Any of various rod-shaped, halophilic, pigmented archaea of the genus Halobacterium, some of which produce bacteriorhodopsin to facilitate ATP synthesis during periods of oxygen deficiency.
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Any of various extremophiles, of genus Halobacterium, found in water saturated or nearly saturated with salt.
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Origin of halobacterium

  • New Latin Halobactērium genus name halo– bacterium (from the fact that archaea such as halobacteria were formerly classified as bacteria)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • halo- +"Ž bacterium

    From Wiktionary