Kjeldsen, Kasper U.


Publications
4

On the evolution and physiology of cable bacteria

Citation
Kjeldsen et al. (2019). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116 (38)
Names
Electronema Electrothrix Electrothrix communis Ts Electrothrix arhusiensis Electronema aureum Ts
Abstract
Cable bacteria of the family Desulfobulbaceae form centimeter-long filaments comprising thousands of cells. They occur worldwide in the surface of aquatic sediments, where they connect sulfide oxidation with oxygen or nitrate reduction via long-distance electron transport. In the absence of pure cultures, we used single-filament genomics and metagenomics to retrieve draft genomes of 3 marine Candidatus Electrothrix and 1 freshwater Ca.