Chloroflexaceae


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Chloroflexaceae

[¦klȯr·ō·fleks′as·ē‚ē]
(microbiology)
A family of phototrophic bacteria in the suborder Chlorobiineae; cells possess chlorobium vesicles and bacteriochlorophyll a and c, are filamentous, and show gliding motility; capable of anaerobic, phototrophic growth or aerobic chemotrophic growth.
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