Caption: Verrucomicrobium spinosum - prosthecate, enteric prokaryote (bacterium). Unusual bacterium belonging to a new division of bacteria called Verrucomicobia. Found in aquatic / soil habitats and in the gastrointestinal tract of humans They comprise up to 3% of the microbiota of soil. Some members have bacterial tubilin genes.
Magnification*: x3,000
Type: SEM
Copyright 2004 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 23360A,06.01.04,aquatic bacterium,bacteria,bacterium,enteric,gastrointestinal,human colon bacterium,intestinal bacterium,intestinal tract,microbiota,prosthecate prokaryote,soil bacteria,soil bacterium,Verrucomicrobium,SEM