Haloferax mucosum

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Haloferax mucosum was isolated from Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay, Australia. When grown in the lab, they form large (3–5 mm diameter), pink, mucoid, domed colonies [1].

Unfortunately...It seems that there is only one paper available about H. mucosum: Haloferax elongans sp. nov. and Haloferax mucosum sp. nov., isolated from microbial mats from Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay, Australia

3337292-Stromatolites-at-Hamelin-Pool-Shark-Bay-0.jpg [2]

Hamelin pool is also where the oldest living organisms--stromatolites--can be found. They are colonies of cyanobacteria that form these rock-like structures within the water of Hamelin Pool.

H. mucosum has been sequenced and the genetic material reduced to 29 contigs comprised of 3371699 base pairs [3]. H. mucosum contigs