The Genus Prosthecobacter

  • James T. Staley


The fusiform caulobacters were first reported among the periphytic bacteria that had attached to glass slides submerged in lakes (Henrici and Johnson, 1935). All isolates to date have been obtained from freshwater sources, including ponds, lakes, and raw sewage (de Bont, Staley, and Pankratz, 1970; Staley, de Bont, and de Jonge, 1976). Fusiform caulobacters are frequently observed attached to sheathed bacteria and cyanobacteria as well as to detrital particles in samples from aquatic habitats.


Daughter Cell Mother Cell Enrichment Culture Aquatic Habitat Cell Separation 
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Literature Cited

  1. de Bont, J. A. M., Staley, J. T., Pankratz, H. S. 1970. Isolation and description of a non-motile, fusiform, stalked bacterium, a representative of a new genus. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Journal of Microbiology and Serology 36:397–407.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Henrici, A. T., Johnson, D. E. 1935. Studies of freshwater bacteria. II. Stalked bacteria, a new order of Schizomycetes. Journal of Bacteriology 30:61–93.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Staley, J. T., de Bont, J. A. M., de Jonge, K. 1976. Prostheco-bacter fusiformis nov. gen. et sp., the fusiform caulobacter. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Journal of Microbiology and Serology 42:333–342.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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