Confocal image of Ca. Sarcinathrix (white) in a WWTP. Other cells appear green. Scale bar = 10 microns. - Source:1Aerobic heterotroph
Filamentous organisms with a type 0914 morphotype, which has long been associated with bulking and foaming episodes. Filaments are often arranged in bundles 1. In nutrient removal plants the Chloroflexi seem generally specialized in the aerobic metabolism of saccharides 2.
Relatively more abundant in EBPR plants 1.
 Speirs, McIlroy, Petrovski, Seviour (2011): The activated sludge bulking filament Eikelboom morphotype 0914 is a member of the Chloroflexi. Environ Microbiol Rep 3(2): 159-65. doi:10.1111/j.1758-2229.2010.00201.x
 Kragelund, Levantesi, Borger, Thelen, Eikelboom, Tandoi, et al. (2007): Identity, abundance and ecophysiology of filamentous Chloroflexi species present in activated sludge treatment plants. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 59(3): 671-82. doi:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2006.00251.x
 Nierychlo, Milobedzka, Petriglieri, McIlroy, Nielsen, McIlroy, et al. (2019): The morphology and metabolic potential of the Chloroflexi in full-scale activated sludge wastewater treatment plants. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 95(2): . doi:10.1093/femsec/fiy228