Roseococcus thiosulfatophilus

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Roseococcus thiosulfatophilus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alpha Proteobacteria
Order: Rhodospirillales
Family: Acetobacteraceae
Genus: Roseococcus
Species: R. thiosulfatophilus
Binomial name
Roseococcus thiosulfatophilus’’
Yurkov et al. 1994

Roseococcus thiosulfatophilus is a species of bacterium, the type species of its genus.[1]


It is an obligately aerobic, bacteriochlorophyll a-containing bacteria.


  1. ^ Yurkov, V.; Stackebrandt, E.; Holmes, A.; Fuerst, J. A.; Hugenholtz, P.; Golecki, J.; Gad'On, N.; Gorlenko, V. M.; Kompantseva, E. I.; Drews, G. (1994). "Phylogenetic Positions of Novel Aerobic, Bacteriochlorophyll a-Containing Bacteria and Description of Roseococcus thiosulfatophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., Erythromicrobium ramosum gen. nov., sp. nov., and Erythrobacter litoralis sp. nov". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 44 (3): 427–434. doi:10.1099/00207713-44-3-427. ISSN 0020-7713. PMID 7520734. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Yurkov, Vladimir; Gad'on, Nasser; Drews, Gerhart (1993). "The major part of polar carotenoids of the aerobic bacteria Roseococcus thiosulfatophilus RB3 and Erythromicrobium ramosum E5 is not bound to the bacteriochlorophyll a-complexes of the photosynthetic apparatus". Archives of Microbiology. 160 (5). doi:10.1007/BF00252223. ISSN 0302-8933. 

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