Chloroflexus (clore-owe-lfex-us), this pair of matched micrographs shows bacteria, (mostly Synechococcus and Chloroflexus) from a mat sample. The phase contrast shot to the left shows the bacteria, the image to the right shows autofluorescence. The Chloroflexus cells do not exhibit autofluorescence. Phase contrast and fluorescence. Material provided by Mike Ferris from Mushroom Spring, a thermal site in Yellowstone National Park, photographs by Mike Ferris and David Patterson. 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. |