The Arthromitus stage of Bacillus cereus: intestinal symbionts of animals.

  title={The Arthromitus stage of Bacillus cereus: intestinal symbionts of animals.},
  author={Lynn Petra Alexander Sagan Margulis and Joakim Jorgensen and Sarah M. Dolan and R Kolchinsky and Fred A. Rainey and S. C. Lo},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={95 3},
In the guts of more than 25 species of arthropods we observed filaments containing refractile inclusions previously discovered and named "Arthromitus" in 1849 by Joseph Leidy [Leidy, J. (1849) Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 4, 225-233]. We cultivated these microbes from boiled intestines of 10 different species of surface-cleaned soil insects and isopod crustaceans. Literature review and these observations lead us to conclude that Arthromitus are spore-forming, variably motile, cultivable… CONTINUE READING
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