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The Genus Saprospira

  • Hans Reichenbach


Gram-negative gliding bacteria that form helical, multicellular filaments are grouped in the genus Saprospira (Fig. 1). All known species live in aquatic environments. They are moderately common but relatively difficult to isolate, and therefore have not been studied very well, although some of them can be cultivated without problems. Relatively little has been added to our knowledge of Saprospira since the first edition of The Prokaryotes (Reichenbach and Dworkin, 1981).


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