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Introduction to the Budding and/or Appendaged Bacteria

  • James T. Staley
  • Peter Hirsch
  • Jean M. Schmidt

Abstract

The budding and/or appendaged bacteria are a heterogeneous collection of unicellular microbes. Organisms in this group may differ from typica eubacteria in their mode of reproduction (budding) unusual shapes, and complex life cycles. However, like eubacteria, motile forms have flagella, and with the exception of Metallogenium and certain Planctomyces isolates, all have rigid cell walls. Thesse bacteria are primarily free-living organisms widely distributed in terrestrial and aquatic ecosytems. Our knowledge of the group is increasing rapidly as new members are discovered, isolated, and characterized. Approximately half the organisms in this group have either been discovered or isolated for the first time during the past decade.

Keywords

Daughter Cell Mother Cell Binary Fission Rhodopseudomonas Palustris Purple Nonsulfur Bacterium 
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  • James T. Staley
  • Peter Hirsch
  • Jean M. Schmidt

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