Large prokaryotes

Lesley Robertson l.a.robertson at stm.tudelft.nl
Fri Jun 4 06:43:48 EST 1999


Graham Shepherd wrote in message <7j6qvo$ob2$1 at gxsn.com>...
>Jesse Stricker wrote in message ...
>>
>> Hey, everybody.  I'm looking for some big prokaryotes.  I've been
>>doing light microscopy with E.coli-sized cells, and I'd like something
>>bigger -- as big as I can get.  I know about Thiomargarita and
>>Epulopiscium, but neither of those will grow in pure culture.  I'd like
>>something that I can grow in a moderately equipped microbiology lab.  Any
>>ideas?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Jesse Stricker
>>
>>--
>> Jesse Stricker jds19 at acpub.duke.edu
>
>>
>
>Bacillus megatherium (if it's still called that)
>


Don't forget the Beggiatoa species - I think there's actually one called
gigantium...
Lesley Robertson






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