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  • 1 Wuhan University College of Life Sciences Wuhan P. R. China 430072
  • | 2 Wuhan University College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences Wuhan P. R. China 430072
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Microcalorimetry was used to study the influence of NaCl concentration on Halobacterium salinarum growth. From the thermogenic curves and thermokinetic parameters of H. salinarum growth in different concentrations of NaCl, it was found that the optimum NaCl concentration for H. salinarum growth was not a wide range from 3.5 mol L–1 to NaCl saturation (about 5.2 mol L–1), as is generally acknowledged, but just around 230 g L–1 (approximately 3.9 mol L–1). And when external NaCl concentration was above 230 g L–1, the growth metabolism of H. salinarum decreased constantly with the increasing of NaCl concentration. These have never been described before. Further investigation by transmission electron microscopy revealed that H. salinarum growing in approaching NaCl saturation underwent plasmolysis, which interpreted the novel finding of microcalorimetry perfectly. Our work shows that microcalorimetry may reveal more and newer details about microbial growth than the existing methods do. These details are significant to understand biological processes.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
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ISSN 1388-6150 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2926 (Online)