Rudling, Nicola M.


Publications
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Globally distributed Myxococcota with photosynthesis gene clusters illuminate the origin and evolution of a potentially chimeric lifestyle

Citation
Li et al. (2023). Nature Communications 14 (1)
Names
“Kuafucaenimonas” “Kuafuhalomonas” “Xihepedomonas” “Xihelimnomonas” “Xihecaenimonas” “Xihemicrobium” “Xihebacterium” “Kuafubacterium” “Xihemicrobium aquatica” “Xihemicrobium phototrophica” “Xihebacterium aquatica” “Xihebacterium glacialis” “Xihebacterium phototrophica” “Xihecaenibacterium phototrophica” “Xihemonas phototrophica” “Xihelimnobacterium” “Xihelimnobacterium phototrophica” “Houyihalomonas” “Xihecaenibacterium” “Xihemonas” “Xihehalomonas” “Kuafubacteriaceae” “Kuafubacteriales” “Xihecaenimonas phototrophica” “Xihelimnomonas phototrophica” “Xihepedomonas phototrophica” “Kuafuhalomonas phototrophica” “Kuafucaenimonas phototrophica” “Kuafubacterium phototrophica” “Kuafubacteria” “Xihemonas sinensis” “Xihehalomonas phototrophica” “Houyihalomonas phototrophica” “Houyibacteriaceae” “Houyibacterium” “Houyibacterium oceanica”
Abstract
AbstractPhotosynthesis is a fundamental biogeochemical process, thought to be restricted to a few bacterial and eukaryotic phyla. However, understanding the origin and evolution of phototrophic organisms can be impeded and biased by the difficulties of cultivation. Here, we analyzed metagenomic datasets and found potential photosynthetic abilities encoded in the genomes of uncultivated bacteria within the phylum Myxococcota. A putative photosynthesis gene cluster encoding a type-II reaction cent