Moderately thermophilic magnetotactic bacteria from hot springs in Nevada USA
Populations of a moderately thermophilic magnetotactic bacterium were discovered in Great Boiling Springs, Nevada, ranging from 32 to 63 degrees C. Cells were small, Gram-negative, vibrioid to helicoid in morphology, and biomineralized a chain of bullet-shaped magnetite magnetosomes. Phylogenetically, based on 16S rRNA gene sequencing, the organism belongs to the phylum Nitrospirae.
Hot springs; Magnetotactic bacteria; Nevada – Great Boiling Spring; Thermophilic bacteria
Bacteriology | Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Ecology | Life Sciences | Microbiology
Lefevre, C. T.,
Schmidt, M. L.,
Frankel, R. B.,
Hedlund, B. P.,
Bazylinski, D. A.
Moderately thermophilic magnetotactic bacteria from hot springs in Nevada USA.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76(11),