Title

Moderately thermophilic magnetotactic bacteria from hot springs in Nevada USA

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2010

Publication Title

Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Volume

76

Issue

11

First page number:

3740

Last page number:

3743

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Hot springs; Magnetotactic bacteria; Nevada – Great Boiling Spring; Thermophilic bacteria

Disciplines

Bacteriology | Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Ecology | Life Sciences | Microbiology

Language

English

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