Physiology, phylogenetic relationships, and ecology of filamentous sulfate-reducing bacteria (genus Desulfonema)

@article{Fukui1999PhysiologyPR,
  title={Physiology, phylogenetic relationships, and ecology of filamentous sulfate-reducing bacteria (genus Desulfonema)},
  author={Manabu Fukui and Andreas P. Teske and Bernhard Assmus and Gerard Muyzer and Friedrich Widdel},
  journal={Archives of Microbiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={172},
  pages={193-203}
}
Microscopy of organic-rich, sulfidic sediment samples of marine and freshwater origin revealed filamentous, multicellular microorganisms with gliding motility. Many of these neither contained sulfur droplets such as the Beggiatoa species nor exhibited the autofluorescence of the chlorophyll-containing cyanobacteria. A frequently observed morphological type of filamentous microorganism was enriched under anoxic conditions in the dark with isobutyrate plus sulfate. Two strains of filamentous… CONTINUE READING