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JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, Nov. 2005, p. 74607470 Vol. 187, No. 21 0021-9193/05/$08.00 0 doi:10.1128/JB.187.21.74607470.2005
 

Summary: JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY, Nov. 2005, p. 74607470 Vol. 187, No. 21
0021-9193/05/$08.00 0 doi:10.1128/JB.187.21.74607470.2005
Copyright 2005, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
Nocturnal Production of Endospores in Natural Populations of
Epulopiscium-Like Surgeonfish Symbionts
Joseph F. Flint,1
Dan Drzymalski,1
W. Linn Montgomery,2
Gordon Southam,3
and Esther R. Angert1
*
Department of Microbiology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 148531
; Department of Biological Sciences,
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona 860112
; and Department of Earth Sciences,
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5B7, Canada3
Received 27 April 2005/Accepted 19 August 2005
Prior studies have described a morphologically diverse group of intestinal microorganisms associated with
surgeonfish. Despite their diversity of form, 16S rRNA gene surveys and fluorescent in situ hybridizations
indicate that these bacteria are low-G C gram-positive bacteria related to Epulopiscium spp. Many of these

  

Source: Angert, Esther - Department of Microbiology, Cornell University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine