Fine structure of selected species of the genus Thiobacillus as revealed by chemical fixation and freeze etching

S. C. Holt, J. M. Shively, J. W. Greenawalt

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Abstract

An electron microscopic examination of selected species of the genus Thiobacillus was undertaken using the techniques of chemical fixation and freeze etching. The architecture of the cells was typical of gram negative bacteria. The multilayered cell envelope was revealed as a complex of smooth, rough, and particle studded membranes. The particles which covered the outer plasma membrane (convex surface) appeared to contain a differentiated region which might permit a channeling between the exterior and interior of the cell. Inclusion bodies, including paracrystalline arrays, carboxysomes, and granules were present.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1347-1351
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian journal of microbiology
Volume20
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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