Definitions for ectothiorhodospiraceae
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The Ectothiorhodospiraceae are a family of purple sulfur bacteria, distinguished by producing sulfur globules outside of their cells. The cells are rod-shaped, vibrioid or spirilla and are able to move by using flagella. In general, they are marine and prefer anaerobic conditions. Like all purple sulfur bacteria, they are capable of photosynthesis.
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A family in the order Chromatiales, class GAMMAPROTEOBACTERIA. These are haloalkaliphilic, phototrophic bacteria that deposit elemental sulfur outside their cells.
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