Leptothrix


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Leptothrix

[′lep·tə‚thriks]
(microbiology)
A genus of sheathed bacteria; single cells are motile by means of polar or subpolar flagella, and sheaths are encrusted with iron or manganese oxides.
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In children and young adults, however, infection by Leptothrix may cause a unilateral conjunctivitis, characterised by yellow or grey areas under the epithelium.
PM1 is a gram-negative rod and, based on 16S rDNA sequence similarity, is a member of the beta subgroup of Proteobacteria, in the family Comamonadaceae, and closely related to Aquabacterium, Rubrivivax, Leptothrix, Ideonella, and Hydrogenophaga (Bruns et al.
METAL MICROBE INTERACTIONS: THE OXIDATION OF MANGANESE BY LEPTOTHRIX DISCOPHORA SP-6.