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Motility and Ultrastructure of Spirochaeta thermobhila

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Wirth, Reinhard ; Ugele, Matthias ; Wanner, Gerhard
Date of publication of this fulltext: 07 Feb 2017 11:15


We analyze here for the first time the swimming behavior of a thermophilic, strictly anaerobic Spirochete, namely Spirochaeta thermophila using high temperature light microscopy. Our data show that S. thermophila very rapidly can change its morphology during swimming, resulting in cells appearing nearly linear, in cells possessing three different spiral forms, and in cells being linear at one end ...


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