Heliothrix oregonensis

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Heliothrix oregonensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Chloroflexi
Class: Chloroflexi
Order: Chloroflexales
Family: Chloroflexaceae
Genus: Heliothrix
Species: H. oregonensis
Pierson et al. 1986

Heliothrix oregonensis is a phototrophic filamentous, gliding bacterium containing bacteriochlorophyll a that is aerotolerant and photoheterotrophic.[1]


  1. ^ Pierson, B. K.; Giovannoni, S. J.; Stahl, D. A.; Castenholz, R. W. (1985). "Heliothrix oregonensis, gen. nov., sp. nov., a phototrophic filamentous gliding bacterium containing bacteriochlorophyll a". Archives of Microbiology. 142 (2): 164–167. doi:10.1007/BF00447061. ISSN 0302-8933. PMID 2412519. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Boomer, Sarah M.  Characterization of a hot-spring bacterium resembling Heliothrix oregonensis. Diss. University of Puget Sound, 1989.
  • Blankenship, Robert E., Michael T. Madigan, and Carl E. Bauer, eds.Anoxygenic photosynthetic bacteria. Vol. 2. Springer, 1995.
  • Renger, Gernot, ed.  Primary processes of photosynthesis: principles and apparatus. Royal Society of Chemistry, 2008.

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