Hahn, M. W.


‘Candidatus Aquirestis calciphila’ and ‘Candidatus Haliscomenobacter calcifugiens’, filamentous, planktonic bacteria inhabiting natural lakes

Hahn et al. (2007). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 57 (5)
Ca. Haliscomenobacter calcifugiens Ca. Aquirestis calciphila
Filamentous bacteria frequently occurring in the pelagic zone of natural freshwater lakes and ponds were previously identified as being related to Haliscomenobacter hydrossis based upon their 16S rRNA gene sequences. These bacteria exhibit a specific morphology characterized by the formation of straight, stick-like filaments of variable length (5 to >100 μm) and quite stable, but narrow, width (0.25 to 0.35 μm). Bacteria with these morphological characteristics form a monophyletic but broad p