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.
Lehr, 3D X-ray microscopy: tomographic imaging of mineral sheaths of bacteria Leptothrix Ochracea with the Gottingen X-ray microscope at BESSY, Optik 104, 166-170 (1997).
Anaerobic lactobacilli mobiluncus organisms, and leptothrix can all be misdiagnosed as candida on saline wet mount preparations, he noted.
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.
Of 60 cases of conventional Pap smears, majority were inflammatory (17 cases) and NILM (17 cases), other cases included BV (4 cases), TV (5 cases), HSIL (3 cases), LSIL (2 cases), AGUS (1 case), atrophic (1 case), Leptothrix (1 case), Herpes (1 case), HPV (1 case) and 7 cases were unsatisfactory.