The history, biology, and taxonomy of the Cytophaga group.

  title={The history, biology, and taxonomy of the Cytophaga group.},
  author={Penelope J. Christensen},
  journal={Canadian journal of microbiology},
  volume={23 12},
  • P. Christensen
  • Published 1977
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Canadian journal of microbiology
The first section of this review covers the important characteristics of the genera Cytophaga and Sporocytophaga. The topics discussed include vegetative cell structure, the spreading habit, and degradation of macromolecules. A historical account of these two genera follows, together with a discussion on the definition of, and species differentiation with the genus Cytophaga, and on the taxonomy of Sporocytophaga. The third section deals with the relationships of the cytophagas with the… Expand
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