Isolation of Herpetosiphon giganteus and Ultrastructure Analysis by Electron Microscopy
Jamileh Nowroozi; Mehdi Mirzaii; Parwaneh Tabatabai;
Iranian Biomedical Journal
Herpetosiphon giganteus is a filamentous gliding bacterium. Gliding motility is the movement of the cells over surfaces without the aid of flagella. The mechanism responsible for bacterial gliding motility has not been known and there are only a few data on Herpetosiphon giganteus. The aim of this study was to observe the ultrastructure and negative staining of isolated strains of Herpetosiphon giganteus to find any organelles of locomotion. First, 35 strains of gliding bacteria were isolated from soil, freshwater, mud ...