Microbes and Environments
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Two Types of Morphologically Distinct Fibers Comprising Gallionella ferruginea Twisted Stalks
Tomoko SuzukiHideki HashimotoHiromichi IshiharaNobuyuki MatsumotoHitoshi KunohJun Takada
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2012 Volume 27 Issue 3 Pages 338-341

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Two morphologically distinct extracellular stalk fibers produced by Gallionella ferruginea were compared by electron microscopy and elemental analysis. The thick- and fine-fiber stalks were different in structure on a micrometer scale and in the site on the mother cell to which they were attached, but on a nanometer scale they were similar in ultrastructure and in the elemental composition of their basic fiber matrix.

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© 2012 Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology / Japanese Society of Soil Microbiology / Taiwan Society of Microbial Ecology
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