Incidence of prosthecate bacteria in a polluted stream.

  title={Incidence of prosthecate bacteria in a polluted stream.},
  author={James T. Staley},
  journal={Applied microbiology},
  volume={22 4},
  • J. T. Staley
  • Published 1 October 1971
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Applied microbiology
Water samples were collected aseptically several times throughout the year at nine stations on the Red Cedar River, a stream flowing through farmland and receiving effluent from several municipalities in central Michigan. Total prosthecate bacteria were enumerated by both direct and viable counting techniques. By direct techniques, these bacteria accounted for 0.62 to 1.1% of the total microflora during the study. The predominant type of appendaged bacteria was the caulobacters (Caulobacter… 
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