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Beggiatoa


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(order Cytophagales)

A genus of gliding bacteria which form colourless, non-sheathed filaments. Granules of sulphur are formed in the cells in the presence of sulphide. These bacteria are found in freshwater, estuarine, and marine habitats. They are sometimes regarded as colourless cyanobacteria.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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