The Green Sulfur and Nonsulfur Bacteria of Hot Springs

  • R. W. Castenhotz


Hot springs are inhibited primarily by prokaryotes and provide habitats where nearly monospecific populations of phototrophs occur in a recognizable pattern. There is a great diversity of hot springs with regard to chemistry, but within the array, some species of almost all groups of photosynthetic bacteria may be found.


High Light Intensity Sulfide Concentration Green Bacterium Free Sulfide Dull Green 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Castenhotz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of OregonEugeneUSA

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