Clonothrix

Clonothrix

[′klän·ə‚thriks]
(microbiology)
A genus of sheathed bacteria; cells are attached and encrusted with iron and manganese oxides, and filaments are tapered.
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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.