Red-pigmented halophile from evaporating salt ponds; requires 25% salt medium, lyses easily in plain water, releasing DNA.
- Biosafety Level: 1
- Environment: High Salt (halophile)
- Motility: Positive
- Morphology: Variable (rods in 25% salt, coccal in less than 15% salt)
- Gram Stain: Negative but difficult to see due to salt requirement
- Respiration: Aerobic
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Halophilic organisms like this one require a growth medium with a high salt content. As such, salt may be seen to precipitate out of the medium. This is not an indication of contamination or otherwise poor quality.
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Caution: While this organism is non-pathogenic, Ward’s recommends that you utilize proper aseptic technique when handling all microorganisms.