Environmental Microbiology


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Lentisphaera araneosa gen. nov., sp. nov, a transparent exopolymer producing marine bacterium, and the description of a novel bacterial phylum, Lentisphaerae

Citation
Cho et al. (2004). Environmental Microbiology 6 (6)
Names
Lentisphaerota
Abstract
SummaryTwo phylogenetically distinct marine strains producing transparent exopolymers (TEP), designated HTCC2155T and HTCC2160, were cultivated from Oregon coast seawater by dilution to extinction in a high throughput culturing format. When cultured in low‐nutrient seawater media, these strains copiously produced Alcian Blue‐stainable viscous TEP. Growing cells were attached to each other by the TEP in a three dimensional network. Polymerase chain reaction employing 16S rDNA primers specific for