Leptothrix

Lep'to·thrix (lĕp'to*thrĭks) noun [ New Latin , from Greek lepto`s small + qri`x hair.] (Biol.) A genus of bacteria, characterized by having their filaments very long, slender, and indistinctly articulated.
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Leptothrix

Lep'to·thrix adjective [ See Leptothrix , noun ] (Biol.) Having the form of a little chain; -- applied to bacteria when, as in multiplication by fission, they form a chain of filiform individuals.
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leptothrix

<biology> A genus of bacteria, characterised by having their filaments very long, slender, and indistinctly articulated. ... Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Small + hair. ... <biology> Having the form of a little chain; applied to bacteria when, as in multiplication by fission, they form chain of filiform individuals. ... See: Leptothrix. ... Sourc...
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Leptothrix

• (n.) Having the form of a little chain; -- applied to bacteria when, as in multiplication by fission, they form a chain of filiform individuals. • (n.) A genus of bacteria, characterized by having their filaments very long, slender, and indistinctly articulated.
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Leptothrix

Leptothrix 1. A genus of bacteria, characterised by having their filaments very long, slender, and indistinctly articulated. 2. Having the form of a little chain; applied to bacteria when, as in multiplication by fission, they form a chain of filiform individuals.
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Leptothrix

Type: Term Pronunciation: lep′tō-thriks Definitions: 1. A now invalid genus of sheathed organisms closely related to the genus Sphaerotilus found in fresh water.
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Leptothrix

Leptothrix is a genus of gram-negative Comamonadaceaebacteria which occurs in standing or slow-flowing, ferruginous, neutral to slightly acidic fresh waters with only low concentrations of organic matter. The energy metabolism of Ideonella is strictly aerobic, oxidative, and chemoorganoheterotroph. At the moment there are five species known: L. oc...
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