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What you should know:

Rhodospirillum is a member of the so-called purple non-sulfur bacteria. It is an anaerobic, anoxygenic photoheterotroph that uses bacteriochlorophyll and organic electron donors in photosynthesis. 


 Domain Bacteria

    Phylum Proteobacteria 

        Class α - Proteobacteria 

Bergey's Manual Volume 2: The Proteobacteria