Roseobacter litoralis

Roseobacter litoralis is a species of aerobic pink-pigmented bacteria.[1] It contains Bacteriochlorophyll a. It contains spheroidenone, does not synthesize bacteriochlorophyll anaerobically, but shows aerobic phototrophic activity. Cells are ovoid or rod-shaped and motile by subpolar flagella. R. litoralis does not reduce nitrate, while R. dentrificans does.


  1. ^ Shiba, Tsuneo (1991). "Roseobacter litoralis gen. nov., sp. nov., and Roseobacter denitrificans sp. nov., Aerobic Pink-Pigmented Bacteria which Contain Bacteriochlorophyll a". Systematic and Applied Microbiology 14 (2): 140–145. doi:10.1016/S0723-2020(11)80292-4. ISSN 0723-2020. 

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