The family chrysiogenaceae

Max M. Häggblom, Elisabetta Bini

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The phylum Chrysiogenetes currently comprises a sole lineage, the family Chrysiogenaceae which includes a group of strict anaerobes belonging to the genera Chrysiogenes, Desulfurispirillum, and Desulfurispira. Chrysiogenaceae have been isolated from a variety of anoxic environments. The four characterized members of the family Chrysiogenaceae are metabolically versatile, in that they use a variety of alternative terminal electron acceptors, including sulfur, nitrate, selenate, and arsenate, and short-chain organic acids as carbon and energy sources. This respiratory flexibility may enable these organisms to thrive in dynamic redox environments. However, only the isolation and description of additional Chrysiogenaceae will provide an accurate assessment of common traits and distinguishing features within the phylum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Prokaryotes
Subtitle of host publicationOther Major Lineages of Bacteria and The Archaea
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783642301230
ISBN (Print)3642389538, 9783642301223
StatePublished - Jul 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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