Vasil A. Gaisin

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A new budding purple nonsulfur bacterium of the genus Rhodobacter (strain Ku-2) was isolated from a mat of a moderately thermal spring (Baikal rift zone, Buryatia, Russia). The bacterium had lamellar photosynthetic membranes, which are typical of only one Rhodobacter species, Rba. blasticus. The cells contained spheroidene carotenoids and(More)
Alkaline hydrotherms of the Baikal rift zone are unique systems to study the diversity of thermophilic bacteria. In this study, we present data on the phototrophic bacterial community of cyanobacterial mats from the alkaline Alla hot spring. Using a clonal analysis approach, this study evaluated the species diversity, the proportion of oxygenic and(More)
Species composition of anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria in microbial mats of the Goryachinsk thermal spring was investigated along the temperature gradient. The spring belonging to nitrogenous alkaline hydrotherms is located at the shore of Lake Baikal 188 km north-east from Ulan-Ude. The water is of the sulfate-sodium type, contains trace amounts of(More)
Five phylogenetically similar monocultures of mesophilic filamentous anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria (FAPB) were isolated from microbial mats of low-mineral (5–28 g/L) alkaline lakes in Buryat Republic, Transbaikalia and Mongolia, as well as from biofilms of an alkaline sulfide spring (3 g/L) of the Umhei hydrothermal system (Buryat Republic). New isolates(More)
We report here the draft genome sequence of the thermophilic filamentous anoxygenic phototrophic bacterium Chloroflexus sp. strain isl-2, which was isolated from the Strokkur geyser, Iceland, and contains 5,222,563 bp with a G+C content of 59.65%. The annotated genome sequence offers the genetic basis for understanding the strain's ecological role as a(More)
Isolated environments such as hot springs are particularly interesting for studying the microbial biogeography. These environments create an 'island effect' leading to genetic divergence. We studied the phylogeographic pattern of thermophilic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria, belonging to the Roseiflexus genus. The main characteristic of the observed(More)
Two alkaliphilic strains of nonsulfur purple bacteria (NPB), B7-4 and B8-2, were isolated from moderately saline alkaline steppe lakes in southeast Siberia with pH values above 9.0. The isolates were motile, polymorphous cells (from short rods to long spindly cells) 1–2.5 × 2.5–7 μm. Intracellular membranes of vesicular type were mostly located at the cell(More)
A novel, thermophilic filamentous anoxygenic phototrophic bacterium, strain isl-2T, was isolated from the Strokkur Geyser, Iceland. Strain isl-2T formed unbranched multicellular filaments with gliding motility. The cells formed no spores and stained Gram-negative. The existence of pili was described in a species of the genus Chloroflexus for the first time,(More)
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