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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Acidobacteria
Class: Acidobacteria
Order: Acidobacteriales
Family: Acidobacteriaceae
Genus: Chloracidobacterium

In taxonomy, Chloracidobacterium is a genus of the Acidobacteria.[1]

This is a group of photosynthetic bacteria were discovered in 2007 and their identification extends the number of bacterial phyla that can carry out chlorophyll-based photosynthesis from five to six.[2][3]


  1. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Chloracidobacterium. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  2. ^ Bryant DA, Costas AM, Maresca JA, et al. (2007). "Candidatus Chloracidobacterium thermophilum: an aerobic phototrophic Acidobacterium". Science. 317 (5837): 523–6. doi:10.1126/science.1143236. PMID 17656724. 
  3. ^ Raymond J (2008). "Coloring in the tree of life". Trends Microbiol. 16 (2): 41–3. doi:10.1016/j.tim.2007.11.003. PMID 18182293.