In a culture of filamentous cyanobacteriumMicrocoleus chthonoplastes under high phosphorus content and the presence of NaF, formation of aggregated microtubes of 0.8–1.0 μm in diameter was obtained. Microtubes contain calcium and phosphorus. These filamentous structures do not represent fossilized bacteria.
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Goncharova, I.V., Gerasimenko, L.M., Zavarzin, G.A. et al. Formation of mineral phosphate microtubes in the presence of halophilic cyanobacteriumMicrocoleus chthonoplastes . Current Microbiology 27, 187–190 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01692874
- Phosphorus Content
- Mineral Phosphate