Ectothiorhodospira

Ectothiorhodospira

[¦ek·tō‚thī·ə‚rō′däs·pə·rə]
(microbiology)
A genus of bacteria in the family Chromatiaceae; cells are spiral to slightly bent rods, are motile, contain bacteriochlorophyll a on lamellar stock membranes, and produce and deposit sulfur as globules outside the cells.
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Thiemann B, Imhoff JF (1991) The effect of salt on the lipid composition of Ectothiorhodospira.
1) is a natural zwitterionic, low molecular weight, strong water binding organic molecule, which was first isolated from Ectothiorhodospira halochloris.