green non-sulphur bacteria
green non-sulphur bacteriaa PHYLUM (potentially of KINGDOM status) within the DOMAIN BACTERIA. See (CLASSIFICATION). The group includes a THERMOPHILIC photosynthetic bacterium, Chloroflexus, MESOPHILIC gliding bacteria and a thermophile. Although they have been grouped together with the GREEN SULPHUR BACTERIA, as green bacteria, they are not related on the basis of genetic structures and sequences.
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