Saprospira grandis: A Flexibacterium That Can Catch Bacterial Prey by ``Ixotrophy''

@article{Lewin1997SaprospiraGA,
  title={Saprospira grandis: A Flexibacterium That Can Catch Bacterial Prey by ``Ixotrophy''},
  author={Ralph A. Lewin},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={1997},
  volume={34},
  pages={232-236}
}
A marine, multicellular, filamentous flexibacterium, Saprospira grandis Gross, can not only live heterotrophically on dissolved organic substrata, but can subsist on other microbes and can even catch motile bacteria by their flagella before killing and digesting them. 

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