Chromatiaceae


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Chromatiaceae

[‚krō·mad·ē′as·ē‚ī]
(microbiology)
A family of bacteria in the suborder Rhodospirillineae; motile cells have polar flagella, photosynthetic membranes are continuous with the cytoplasmic membrane, all except one species are anaerobic, and bacteriochlorophyll a or b is present.