Chlorobacteriaceae

plural noun
Chlo·​ro·​bacteriaceae

Definition of Chlorobacteriaceae

: a family of eubacteria (suborder Rhodobacteriinae) comprising the green sulfur bacteria and distinguished by a photosynthetic pigment related to but distinct from both the chlorophyll of higher plants and the bacterio-chlorophyll of the purple sulfur bacteria

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History and Etymology for Chlorobacteriaceae

New Latin, from Chlorobacterium, type genus + -aceae

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“Chlorobacteriaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chlorobacteriaceae. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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