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We analyzed the 16S ribosomal DNAs of three obligately aerobic, bacteriochlorophyll a-containing bacteria, "Roseococcus thiosulfatophilus," "Erythromicrobium ramosum," and new isolate T4T (T = type strain), which was obtained from a marine cyanobacterial mat. "Roseococcus thiosulfatophilus" is a member of the alpha-1 subclass of the Proteobacteria and is(More)
The community of anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria (APB) in the water column of the Kislo-Sladkoe stratified lake recently isolated from the sea (White Sea, Kandalaksha Bay) was investigated in September 2010. The water of the sulfide-rich zone was greenish-brown due to intense development of green sulfur bacteria (GSB). Nine APB strains were isolated from(More)
A novel purple sulfur bacterium, strain WS(T), was isolated from a microbial mat from an estuary of the White Sea. Individual cells are coccoid shaped, motile by flagella and do not contain gas vesicles. The mean cell diameter is 1.85 mum (range 1.5-2.0 mum). Cell suspensions exhibit a purple-violet colour. They contain bacteriochlorophyll a and carotenoids(More)
A fraction of magnetotactic bacteria was isolated by magnetic separation from the water and silt samples collected from the Ol’khovka River (Kislovodsk, Russia). A 16S rRNA clone library was obtained from the total DNA of the fraction by PCR amplification and molecular cloning. Phylogenetic analysis of 67 16S rRNA gene sequences of randomly selected clones(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)
This work examined the feasibility of using certain genes of carbon metabolism enzymes as molecular markers adequate for studying phylogeny and ecology of green sulfur bacteria (GSB) of the Chlorobi phylum. Primers designed to amplify the genes of ATP citrate lyase (aclB) and citrate synthase (gltA) revealed the respective genes in the genomes of all of the(More)
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)
High-throughput sequencing was used for comparative analysis of microbial communities of the water and mat from the Hoito-Gol mesothermal mineral sulfide spring (Eastern Sayan Mountains, Buryat Republic). Activity of microbial communities was determined. While both spring biotopes were dominated by members of three bacterial phyla—Proteobacteria,(More)
A strain of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria (AAPB) isolated from the surface of a cyanobacterial mat of an Eastern Siberian thermal spring (40°C) and designated Se-4 was identified as Porphyrobacter donghaensis according to its 16S rRNA gene sequence. A DNA–DNA hybridization level of 95% was determined between strain Se-4 and the type strain of(More)