Table 2: Differential characteristics of ETD6 and Halorubrum xinjiagense. Strains: 1, strain ETD6 (tested in this study); 2, Halorubrum xinjiangenese AS 1.3527T [35]. +, Positive; −, negative; ND, no data available.

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Characteristics:
 MorphologyPleomorphicRods
 Motility++
 Gram stain reaction
 NaCl range (%)15–3511.8–30.1
 NaCl optimum (%)2517.8–19.7
 Temperature range (°C)20–5510–54
 Temperature optimum (°C)3740
 pH range6.0 –9.06.0–10
 pH optimum7.47–7.5
 Doubling time (h)8.4ND
 G+C content (%)65.168
 Hydrolysis of starch+
 Hydrolysis of caseinND
 UreaseND
Use of substrates:
 Starch+ND
 GlycerolND
 Galactose
 Sucrose+
 Xylose+ND
 Mannose+ND
 Arabinose+ND
Indole
Nitrate reduction+
Oxidase+
ONPG+ND