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Query: NC_002932:1851070:1857766 Chlorobium tepidum TLS, complete genome

Start: 1857766, End: 1858020, Length: 255

Host Lineage: Chlorobaculum tepidum; Chlorobaculum; Chlorobiaceae; Chlorobiales; Chlorobi; Bacteria

General Information: This green-sulfur bacterium is a thermophile and was isolated from a New Zealand high-sulfide hot spring. Photosynthetic thermophile. Chlorobium tepidum is a member of the green-sulfur bacteria. It has been suggested that the green-sulfur bacteria were among the first photosynthetic organisms since they are anaerobically photosynthetic and may have arisen early in the Earth's history when there was a limited amount of oxygen present. This organism utilizes a novel photosynthetic system, and harvests light energy using an unusual organelle, the chlorosome, which contains an aggregate of light-harvesting centers surrounded by a protein-stabilized galactolipid monolayer that lies at the inner surface of the cytoplasmic membrane. Unlike many other photosynthetic organisms, the green-sulfur bacteria do not produce oxygen and tolerate only low levels of the molecule. This organism also fixes carbon dioxide via a reverse tricarboxylic acid cycle, using electrons derived from hydrogen or reduced sulfur to drive the reaction, instead of via the Calvin cycle like many other photosynthetic organisms.




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SubjectStartEndLengthSubject Host DescriptionCDS descriptionE-valueBit score
NC_015064:1268223:1283301128330112843411041Acidobacterium sp. MP5ACTX9 chromosome, complete genomealdo/keto reductase6e-1269.3
NC_014364:2751662:275843927584392759425987Spirochaeta smaragdinae DSM 11293 chromosome, complete genomealdo/keto reductase6e-0856.2