Accession Number : AD0410637

Title :   DESCRIPTION OF CERTAIN NEW SPECIES AND VARIETIES OF CELLULOSE-DECOMPOSING MYXOBACTERIA,

Corporate Author : JOINT PUBLICATIONS RESEARCH SERVICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Pronina,N.I.

Report Date : 24 MAY 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A study of 10 pure strains showed that these are typical myxobacteria with the following charac teristic properties: (1) Presence of a nu cleus, poor stainability of protoplasm; (2) Nega tive Gram-staining; (3) Mode of locomotion peculiar of myxobacteria through body convolu tion, and movement of colonies by ''creeping'' ''swarming.''; (4) Shortening of vegatative cells in the course of development accompanied in some species by thickening of the body as compared with its thickness at the beginning of develop ment; (6) Conversion of vegetative cells into microcysts; (6) Formation of characteristic fruit bodies consisting of cysts; and (7) Character istic mode of division by cross constriction of the cell body. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CELLULOSE), DECOMPOSITION, (*MYXOBACTERIALES), MORPHOLOGY, BACTERIA.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE