Chlorobium tepidum

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Chlorobium tepidum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Chlorobi
Class: Chlorobia
Order: Chlorobiales
Family: Chlorobiaceae
Genus: Chlorobium
Species: C. tepidum
Binomial name
Chlorobium tepidum
Wahlund et al. 1991

Chlorobium tepidum is an anaerobic, thermophilic green sulfur bacteria first isolated from New Zealand.[1] Cells are gram-negative and non-motile rods of variable length. They contain bacteriochlorophyll c and chlorosomes.

Genome structure[edit]

Chlorobium tepidum contains a genome that contains 2.15 Mbp. There are a total of 2,337 genes (of these genes, there are 2,245 protein coding genes and 56 tRNA and rRNA coding genes).[2]


  1. ^ Wahlund, Thomas M.; Woese, Carl R.; Castenholz, Richard W.; Madigan, Michael T. (1991). "A thermophilic green sulfur bacterium from New Zealand hot springs, Chlorobium tepidum sp. nov". Archives of Microbiology. 156 (2): 81–90. doi:10.1007/BF00290978. ISSN 0302-8933. 
  2. ^ Eisen JA, Nelson KE, Paulsen IT, et al. (July 2002). "The complete genome sequence of Chlorobium tepidum TLS, a photosynthetic, anaerobic, green-sulfur bacterium". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 99 (14): 9509–14. doi:10.1073/pnas.132181499. PMC 123171Freely accessible. PMID 12093901. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 

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