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n.1.(Biol.) A genus of bacteria, characterized by having their filaments very long, slender, and indistinctly articulated.
a.1.(Biol.) Having the form of a little chain; - applied to bacteria when, as in multiplication by fission, they form a chain of filiform individuals.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This epithelial debris forms the ideal media for the growth of bacterial actinomyces and fungi such as Leptothrix buccalis.
Ndiba, "Zn sorption mechanisms onto sheathed Leptothrix discophora and the impact of the nanoparticulate biogenic Mn oxide coating," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol.
The most abundant species on filter 1 were from Erythrobacter (4,9%), Burkholderia (4,3%), Methylibium (2,9%), Pseudomonas (2,9%), Acidovorax (2,2%), and Leptothrix (2,2%) genera.
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Mycolata like Sphaerotilus spp., Leptothrix spp., Microthrix parvicella, Corynebacterium spp., Dietzia spp., Nostocoida limicola, Gordonia spp., Skermania spp., Mycobacterium spp., Nocardia spp., Rhodococcus spp., Tsukamurella spp., Type 021N, and Type 0041 play a role in foaming.
What's new is old: resolving the identity of Leptothrix ochracea using single cell genomics, pyrosequencing and fish.