Chloroflexi

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Chloroflexi
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Chloroflexus


Chloroflexus
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Eubacteria
Division:Chloroflexi
Class:Chloroflexi
Orders / Families / Genera

Order Chloroflexales
    Family Chloroflexaceae
     Chloroflexus
     Chloronema
     Heliothrix
     Roseiflexus
   Family Oscillochloridaceae
     Oscillochloris
Order Herpetosiphonales
     Herpetosiphon

The Chloroflexi are a group of bacteria that produce energy through photosynthesis. They make up the bulk of the green non-sulfur bacteria, though some are classified separately as the Thermomicrobia. They are named for their green pigment, usually found in photosynthetic bodies called chlorosomes.

Chloroflexi are typically filamentous, and can move about through bacterial gliding. They are facultatively aerobic, but do not produce oxygen during photosynthesis, and have a different method of carbon fixation than other photosynthetic bacteria. Genetic trees indicate that they had a separate origin.

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