purple sulfur bacteria

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purple sulfur bacteria

[′pər·pəl ′səl·fər bak‚tir·ē·ə]
(microbiology)
Any of various anaerobic photosynthetic purple bacteria, especially in the family Thiorhodaceae, that utilize H2 S and other inorganic sulfur compounds as a source of hydrogen, while the carbon source can be carbon monoxide.
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in the order Chromatiales," International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, vol.
When compared to the other class designations, the [gamma]-proteobacteria had the highest number of orders, includ-ing Alteromonadales, Chromatiales, Enterobacteriales, Pseudornonadales, and Vibrionales.
SCB2 is a member of the Gammaproteobacteria, clustering with several other marine symbionts in the order Chromatiales. The bacteria within this order exhibit a wide range of characters, but generally speaking they are all sulfur-oxidizing and autotrophic (Pfennig and Truper, 1989).