Two types of morphologically distinct fibers comprising gallionella ferruginea twisted stalks

Tomoko Suzuki, Hideki Hashimoto, Hiromichi Ishihara, Nobuyuki Matsumoto, Hitoshi Kunoh, Jun Takada

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Abstract

Two morphologically distinct extracellular stalk fibers produced by Gallionella ferruginea were compared by electron microscopy and elemental analysis. The thick-and fine-fiber stalks were different in structure on a micrometer scale and in the site on the mother cell to which they were attached, but on a nanometer scale they were similar in ultrastructure and in the elemental composition of their basic fiber matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-341
Number of pages4
JournalMicrobes and Environments
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Gallionella ferruginea
  • Iron-oxidizing bacteria
  • Organic/inorganic hybrid
  • Two stalk fibers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Soil Science
  • Plant Science

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