NC_009767:4755000 Roseiflexus castenholzii DSM 13941, complete genome
Host Lineage: Roseiflexus castenholzii; Roseiflexus; Chloroflexaceae; Chloroflexales; Chloroflexi; Bacteria
General Information: Photosynthetic thermophile. Roseiflexus castenholzii is related to the Chloroflexaceae, a family of anoxygenic phototrophs. However, it differs from other members of that family in that it lacks chlorosomes and bacteriochlorophyll-c. Bacteriochlorophyll-a is the major photosynthetic pigment in Roseiflexus castenholzii. This organism was isolated from a hot spring microbial mat in a Japanese hot spring.