Microbial Ecology

, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 232–236 | Cite as

Saprospira grandis: A Flexibacterium That Can Catch Bacterial Prey by ``Ixotrophy''

  • R.A.  Lewin


A marine, multicellular, filamentous flexibacterium, Saprospira grandis Gross, can not only live heterotrophically on dissolved organic substrata, but can subsist on other microbes and can even catch motile bacteria by their flagella before killing and digesting them.


Microbe Organic Substratum Motile Bacterium Bacterial Prey 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • R.A.  Lewin
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  1. 1.Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, La Jolla, CA 92093-0202, USAUS

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