Query: NC_014484:447889 Spirochaeta thermophila DSM 6192 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Spirochaeta thermophila; Spirochaeta; Spirochaetaceae; Spirochaetales; Spirochaetes; Bacteria General Information: Strain DSM 6192 was isolated from brackish thermal Spring RI 19 on the edge of Green Lake on Raoul Island in the Kermadec archipelago about 1000 km northeast of New Zealand. Spirochaeta thermophila is a thermophilic obligately anaerobic spirochete. This organism has been isolated from brackish and marine hot springs.
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General Information: Chloroherpeton thalassium is a non-filamentous, flexing and gliding green sulfur bacterium isolated from marine sources off the North East coast of the USA in the 1980s. This organism is the most distant member of the green sulfur bacteria and is commonly found in aquatic microbial mats. Chloroherpeton thalassium is distinct from the other green sulfur bacteria in that it grows as a filamentous rod and is capable of gliding motility. Chloroherpeton thalassium is a photolithotroph, obtaining energy by anoxygenic photosynthesis using sulfide or sulfur as the electron donor. The photosynthetic apparatus consist of membrane-bound iron/sulfur reaction center associated with a light absorbing organelle, the chlorosome.