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Isolation and Characterization of Psychrophilic Purple Bacteria From Antarctica

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Several anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria (“anoxyphototrophs”) have been isolated and characterized from extreme environments. These include organisms from thermal [1], hypersaline [2-6], acidic [7,8], and alkaline [2,5,6] environments. In the author’s laboratory, thermophilic species of purple and green sulfur bacteria, Chromatium tepidum [9,10] and Chlorobium tepidum [11], respectively, and of heliobacteria, Heliobacterium modesticaldum [12], have been described; all of these organisms are capable of growth above 50°C. In addition, a variety of thermotolerant nonsulfur purple bacteria have been characterized, although none of these show growth above 50°C [13-15].

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  • Enrichment Culture
  • Purple Bacterium
  • Green Sulfur Bacterium
  • Purple Sulfur Bacterium
  • Meromictic Lake

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Madigan, M.T. (1999). Isolation and Characterization of Psychrophilic Purple Bacteria From Antarctica. In: Peschek, G.A., Löffelhardt, W., Schmetterer, G. (eds) The Phototrophic Prokaryotes. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4827-0_81

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