section of mat
Chloroflexus (cloe-row-flecks-us) is a filamentous green prokaryote, but not a cyanobacterium. It is common in lower reddish regions of some of the microbial mats which cover the sediments at some of the thermal sites. This is a small piece of such a mat. Material provided by Mike Ferris from Mushroom Spring, a thermal site within Yellowstone National Park, photograph provided by Mike Ferris and David Ward. Images were taken of samples from thermal sites in Yellowstone National Park at the Thermal Biology Institute of Montana State University, August 2001. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming, USA)
|Description of Chloroflexus: A filamentous phototroph that does not produce oxygen as a by product of photosynthesis. May glide, may have gas vacuoles. Pigment located in chlorosomes. |