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Green sulfur bacteria
Green sulfur bacteria in a Winogradsky column
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Chlorobi group
Class: Chlorobia
Order: Chlorobiales
Family: Chlorobiaceae
Genera

Chlorobium
Ancalochloris
Chloroherpeton
Clathrochloris
Pelodictyon
Prostheochloris

The green sulfur bacteria are a family of obligately anaerobic photoautotrophic bacteria. Most closely related to the distant Bacteroidetes, they are accordingly assigned their own phylum.


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