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.
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de ataque endobiontico a algunos generos de la familia Chromatiaceae, la cual es una anaerobica facultativa que ha sido cultivada en medios axenicos (Guerrero et al.
Most of the organisms belong to one of two families, the Chromatiaceae (purple sulphur bacteria) and Chlorobiaceae (green sulphur bacteria).
Such intracellular sulfur vesicles stored as an intermediate during the oxidation of sulfide and thio-sulfate are typical for Chromatiaceae, the purple sulfur bacteria (Brenner et al, 2005; Dahl and Prange, 2006; Imhoff, 2006), the family to which most of the thioau-totrophic endosymbionts belong (Dubilier et al, 2008).