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Appl Microbiol. 1974 May; 27(5): 819–822.
PMCID: PMC380149

Microbiology Study of a Hypersaline Lake in French Somaliland


In a study of a lake having a higher concentration of salts than the Dead Sea, all of the heterotrophic bacteria isolated were aerobes; no strictly anaerobic strains were found. Ninety percent of the strains were euryhalines and ten percent were strict halophiles. The extreme halophiles belonged to the species Halobacterium trapanicum and Halococcus morrhuae.

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