Salt Adaptation of Ectothiorhodospira

  • Johannes F. Imhoff
  • Toni Ditandy
  • Bernhard Thiemann
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 201)


Ectothiorhodospira species are anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria which taxonomically belong to the purple sulfur bacteria. The great majority of the known anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria live in fresh water and marine habitats. Among the few species that require elevated salt concentrations are Chromatium salexigens, Rhodospirillum salexigens, Rhodospirillum salinarum, and Ectothiorhodospira species [1, 2].


High Salt Concentration Glycine Betaine Purple Sulfur Bacterium Osmotic Condition Anoxygenic Phototrophic Bacterium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes F. Imhoff
    • 1
  • Toni Ditandy
    • 1
  • Bernhard Thiemann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Mikrobiologie und BiotechnologieRheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-UniversitätGermany

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