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Table 2 Tentative identification of the isolates by partial 16S rRNA gene sequences.

From: Endospores of halophilic bacteria of the family Bacillaceae isolated from non-saline Japanese soil may be transported by Kosa event (Asian dust storm)

Tentatively assigned to pH of isolation media
  5.0 7.0 9.0
B. haloalkaliphilus (AJ238041)    10
B. megaterium (AY553118) 1   
F. milosensis (AJ238042)   17 2
G. halotolerans (AB101591)   5 1
H. karajensis (AJ486874)   1  
H. litoralis (X94558) 6 66  
H. trueperi (AJ310149) 1 28  
L. salicampi (AY057394)   1  
P. ryukyuensis (AB087828)   5  
V. carmonensis (AJ316302)   1  
V. halodenitrificans (AB021186) 1 5  
V. marismortui (AJ009793)   3  
V. necropolis (AJ315056) 1   
V. picturae (AJ315060)   6  
No closely related species   1 14
Total 10 139 27
Tentatively assigned to Group I Group II Group III
B. haloalkaliphilus 9 1  
B. megaterium   1  
F. milosensis 1 2 16
G. halotolerans   1 5
H. karajensis   1  
H. litoralis 17 38 17
H. trueperi 9 10 10
L. salicampi 1   
P. ryukyuensis    5
V. carmonensis 1   
V. halodenitrificans   3 3
V. marismortui   1 2
V. necropolis    1
V. picturae 4 1 1
No closely related species 12 3  
Total 54 62 60
  1. Abbreviations of generic names: B., Bacillus; F., Filobacillus; G., Gracilibacillus; H., Halobacillus; L., Lentibacillus; P., Paraliobacillus; Pc., Planococcus; V., Virgibacillus.