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Table 1. Classification and general features of H. borinquense PR3T according to the MIGS recommendations [10]

From: Complete genome sequence of Halogeometricum borinquense type strain (PR3T)

MIGS ID Property Term Evidence code
  Current classification Domain Archaea TAS [11]
  Phylum Euryarchaeota TAS [12]
  Class Halobacteria TAS [13]
  Order Halobacteriales TAS [14]
  Family Halobacteriaceae TAS [15]
  Genus Halogeometricum TAS [1]
  Species Halogeometricum borquinense TAS [1]
  Type strain PR3 TAS [1]
  Gram stain negative TAS [1]
  Cell shape highly pleomorphic TAS [1]
  Motility motile TAS [1]
  Sporulation non-sporulating NAS
  Temperature range mesophile, between 22°C and 50°C TAS [1]
  Optimum temperature 40°C TAS [1]
  Salinity halophile, at least 8% (w/v) NaCl TAS [1]
MIGS-22 Oxygen requirement primarily aerobic; facultatively anaerobic growth via nitrate reduction TAS [1]
  Carbon source glucose, mannose, fructose, xylose, maltose, trehalose, cellobiose, raffinose, glycerol TAS [1]
  Energy source carbohydrates TAS [1]
MIGS-6 Habitat aquatic TAS [1]
MIGS-15 Biotic relationship free living NAS
MIGS-14 Pathogenicity none NAS
  Biosafety level 1 TAS [16]
  Isolation solar salterns of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico TAS [1]
MIGS-4 Geographic location Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico TAS [1]
MIGS-5 Sample collection time 1994 TAS [1]
MIGS-4.1 Latitude / Longitude 18,088 / −67,147 TAS [1]
MIGS-4.3 Depth not reported  
MIGS-4.4 Altitude sea level NAS
  1. Evidence codes - IDA: Inferred from Direct Assay (first time in publication); TAS: Traceable Author Statement (i.e., a direct report exists in the literature); NAS: Non-traceable Author Statement (i.e., not directly observed for the living, isolated sample, but based on a generally accepted property for the species, or anecdotal evidence). These evidence codes are from the Gene Ontology project [17]. If the evidence code is IDA then the property was directly observed for a living isolate by one of the authors or an expert mentioned in the acknowledgements.