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Chloroflexi
Chloroflexus
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Chloroflexi
Class: Chloroflexi
(Garrity and Holt 2001)
Hugenholtz and Stackebrandt 2004

Synonyms
  • green non-sulfur bacteria

Chloroflexi (formerly known as green non-sulfur bacteria) is one of four classes of bacteria in the phylum Chloroflexi. They produce energy from light and are named for their green pigment, usually found in photosynthetic bodies called chlorosomes.

Chloroflexi are typically filamentous, and can move about through bacterial gliding. They are facultatively aerobic, but do not produce oxygen in the process of producing energy from light, or phototrophy. Additionally Chloroflexi have a different method of phototrophy (photoheterotrophy) than true photosynthetic bacteria. Phylogenetic analysis indicates that they had a separate origin.

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Further reading

  • Garrity GM, Holt JG (2001). "Phylum BVI. Chloroflexi phy. nov". in D.R. Boone and R.W. Castenholz, eds.. Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology Volume 1: The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria (2nd ed.). New York: Springer Verlag. pp. 169. ISBN 978-0387987712.  

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Chloroflexi

  1. a taxonomic phylum and class, within kingdom Bacteria - the green non-sulfur bacteria
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See also

  • Thermomicrobia

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Superregnum: Bacteria
Regnum: Bacteria
Phylum: Chloroflexi
Classes: Chloroflexi - Thermomicrobia

Vernacular Name

English: Chloroflexi

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