Physiological and cultural characteristics ofChromobacterium marinum sp. n.
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A new species ofChromobacterium was isolated from open ocean waters. While it possessed somewhat different flagellar characteristics than some described species it demonstrated enough affinities to establish it in the genusChromobacterium. Under optimum conditions this organism had an unusually short generation time as well as an unusually rapid transition from the lag phase of growth to the death phase. It is suggested that this characteristic is one of the major reasons that organisms of this type have not, in the past, been successfully transferred from isolation plates inoculated with samples of sea water. The proposed name isChromobacterium marinum.
KeywordsOptimum Condition Generation Time Ocean Water Open Ocean Cultural Characteristic
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