Crenothrix

Crenothrix

[′kren·ə‚thriks]
(microbiology)
A genus of sheathed bacteria; cells are nonmotile, sheaths are attached and encrusted with iron and manganese oxides, and filaments may have swollen tips.
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Seven polyclonal antibodies specific for 7 methanotrophs species, namely, Methylosinus, Crenothrix, Methylocaldum, Methylococcus, Methylomicrobium, Methylomonas and Methylosarcina were applied.
Crenothrix were not detected in all treatments at the full heading stage.
For example, proteins in the cell surface of bacteria such as Gallionella and Crenothrix will oxidize [Fe.
If the presence of iron bacteria is suspected in a well, samples of the organism (for example Leptothrix, Crenothrix, or Clonothrix) can be obtained by a filtering device attached to the discharge of the pump for one week.