Universität Rostock, 2022
Abstract: The utility of chemotaxonomic identification with compatible solute expression in the Stichococcaceae was investigated. Strains were put under abiotic stress to connect their taxonomy to their ecophysiology. Innate resistance to salinity and desiccation stress were independent of one another. Halotolerance varied more between strains than drought tolerance. Pseudostichococcus MOEWUS, 1951had higher stress tolerance than strains of the other genera. This work examined the effects of these two abiotic stress factors on the Stichococcaceae and connects their ecophysiology to their taxonomy.
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