Caption: Filamentous iron-oxidizing bacterium (Leptothrix sp.). Leptothrix is a chemolithotrophic prokaryote that forms dense rope-like threads that grow in fresh water on the surface of submerged rocks. Often the ends of the filaments are seen protruding from the rope-like threads. The delicate threads are golden brown in color.
Magnification*: x800
Type: SEM
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Keywords: 20427D,bacteria,iron-oxidizing,filamentous,bacterium,aquatic,fresh water,prokaryote,SEM,chemolithotrophic bacterium,extreme environment,extremophile,extremophiles,iron oxidizing,extremophilic,Leptothrix