Bryantseva, Irina A


‘Candidatus Chloroploca mongolica’ sp. nov. a new mesophilic filamentous anoxygenic phototrophic bacterium

Bryantseva et al. (2021). FEMS Microbiology Letters 368 (16)
Ca. Chloroploca “Chloroploca asiatica” Ca. Chloroploca mongolica
ABSTRACT A mesophilic filamentous anoxygenic phototrophic bacterium, designated M50-1, was isolated from a microbial mat of the Chukhyn Nur soda lake (northeastern Mongolia) with salinity of 5−14 g/L and pH 8.0−9.3. The organism is a strictly anaerobic phototrophic bacterium, which required sulfide for phototrophic growth. The cells formed short undulate trichomes surrounded by a thin sheath and containing gas vesicles. Motility of the trichomes was not observed. The cells contain