Summary: Molecular Microbiology (2004) 51(3), 827835 doi:10.1046/j.1365-2958.2003.03869.x
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Initiation of intracellular offspring in Epulopiscium
Esther R. Angert1
* and Kendall D. Clements2
Department of Microbiology, Cornell University, Ithaca,
School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland,
Auckland, New Zealand.
Epulopiscium spp. are the largest heterotrophic bac-
teria yet described. A distinguishing feature of the
Epulopiscium group is their viviparous production of
multiple, internal offspring as a means of cellular
reproduction. Based on their phylogenetic position,