The Genus Pasteuria

  • James T. Staley


These budding bacteria are found in aquatic habitats. Metchnikoff described Pasteuria ramosa as a parasite of the freshwater fleas, Daphnia pulex and Daphnia major (Metchnikoff, 1888). The microbe was not isolated.


Enrichment Culture Freshwater Habitat Swarmer Cell Marine Strain Wide Pole 
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