Heliothrix oregonensis, gen. nov., sp. nov., a phototrophic filamentous gliding bacterium containing bacteriochlorophyll a

@article{Pierson1985HeliothrixOG,
  title={Heliothrix oregonensis, gen. nov., sp. nov., a phototrophic filamentous gliding bacterium containing bacteriochlorophyll a},
  author={Beverly K. Pierson and Stephen J. Giovannoni and David A. Stahl and Richard W. Castenholz},
  journal={Archives of Microbiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={142},
  pages={164-167}
}
An unusual filamentous, gliding bacterium was found in a few hot springs in Oregon where it formed a nearly unispecific top layer of microbial mats. It contained a bacteriochlorophyll a-like pigment and an abundance of carotenoids. There were no chlorosomes or additional chlorophylls. The organism was aerotolerant and appeared to be photoheterotrophic. It was successfully co-cultured with an aerobic chemoheterotroph in a medium containing glucose and casamino acids. Although it has many… CONTINUE READING

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