Myxobacteria: A Most Peculiar Group of Social Prokaryotes

@inproceedings{Reichenbach1984MyxobacteriaAM,
  title={Myxobacteria: A Most Peculiar Group of Social Prokaryotes},
  author={Hans Reichenbach},
  year={1984}
}
We are approaching the centenary of the discovery of the myxobacteria as a group of organisms with an unusual and, at the time of their discovery, quite incredible life cycle (Thaxter 1892). This may thus be a good occasion to summarize our knowledge, patchy as it is, about these fascinating bacteria. In the last few years a growing number of microbiologists, molecular biologists, and microbial geneticists have become attracted by the myxobacteria, because these peculiar prokaryotes provide a… CONTINUE READING

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