Difference between revisions of "Galdieria sulphuraria"

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==Classification==
 
==Classification==
 
Domain: Eukaryota; Class: Rhodophyta; Family: Cyanidiaceae; Genus: Galdieria
 
Domain: Eukaryota; Class: Rhodophyta; Family: Cyanidiaceae; Genus: Galdieria
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[[Image:Gsulphatpasecladogram.png|thumb|300px|left|Phylogeny of ATPases in ''G. sulphuria'' Gerald Schönknecht et al. [''Science'' 339, 1207 (2013).]]]
 
===Species===
 
===Species===
 
Species: ''Galdiera sulphuraria''
 
Species: ''Galdiera sulphuraria''

Revision as of 22:06, 19 April 2013

Image of Galdiera sulphuraria courtesy of National Geographic.


Classification

Domain: Eukaryota; Class: Rhodophyta; Family: Cyanidiaceae; Genus: Galdieria

Phylogeny of ATPases in G. sulphuria Gerald Schönknecht et al. [Science 339, 1207 (2013).]

Species

Species: Galdiera sulphuraria

Description and Significance

Galdieria sulphuraria is a eukaryotic, spore-forming, coccus. G. sulphuraria appears yellow-green to dark blue-green grown heterotrophically in liquid culture, and often yellow or green in its natural environment. It is an acidophile, as well a thermophile, and inhabits highly acidic springs at high temperatures.

G. sulphuraria is a mixotrophic organism capable of both photosynthesis and the catabolism of a wide variety of metabolites.

Genome Structure

Cell Structure, Metabolism and Life Cycle

Ecology

Image of Galdieria sulphuraria in Reykjavik http://www.nationalgeographic.com National Geographic.


References

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