Archives of Microbiology

, Volume 153, Issue 2, pp 205–207 | Cite as

Thermococcus litoralis sp. nov.: A new species of extremely thermophilic marine archaebacteria

  • Annemarie Neuner
  • Holger W. Jannasch
  • Shimshon Belkin
  • Karl. O. Stetter
Short Communication


We describe a new species, Thermococcus litoralis, which is different from the type species Thermococcus celer in molecular, morphological and physiological characteristics.

Key words

Archaebacteria Extreme thermophile Pyrococcus Thermococcus 


3 x SSC

(standard saline citrate)

0.45 M NaCl

0.045 M Na3-citrate


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© Springer-Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Annemarie Neuner
    • 1
  • Holger W. Jannasch
    • 2
  • Shimshon Belkin
    • 3
  • Karl. O. Stetter
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für MikrobiologieUniversität RegensburgRegensburgFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Department of BiologyWoods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWoods HoleUSA
  3. 3.Ben Gurion University of the NegevIsrael

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