|Similar Chlorobium, Green sulfur bacteria, Chloroflexus aurantiacus, Purple sulfur bacteria, Heliobacteria|
Chlorobium tepidum is an anaerobic, thermophilic green sulfur bacteria first isolated from New Zealand. Cells are gram-negative and non-motile rods of variable length. They contain bacteriochlorophyll c and chlorosomes.
Chlorobium tepidum contains a genome that contains 2.15 Mbp. There are a total of 2,337 genes (of these genes, there are 2,245 protein coding genes and 56 tRNA and rRNA coding genes).