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.
The banana site had a significantly higher proportion of sequences (15% of total) assigned to the 'Incertae sedis 5' family (Aquabacterium, Leptothrix, and unclassified genera), which were absent from the sugarcane samples.
There are many species of these oxidative/reductive bacteria, including Gallionella, Leptothrix and Geobacter metallireducens.
Esteves (1998) comenta a presenca desse elemento nos corpos d'agua e sua interacao com bacterias filamentosas dos generos Gallionella e Leptothrix que oxidam o [Fe.
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.