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J Gen Microbiol. 1987 May;133(5):1389-95.

Isolation and characterization of the facultative methylotroph Mycobacterium ID-Y.

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Department of Microbiology, Ohio State University, Columbus 43210.

Abstract

A facultatively methylotrophic Mycobacterium was isolated from Cleveland Harbor, Ohio, USA. The isolate, designated ID-Y, used a wide range of carbon and energy sources including methane and several other hydrocarbons. It displayed a growth cycle from rod-shaped exponential-phase cells, with many cell pairs exhibiting V-formation, to cocco-bacillary stationary-phase cells. A fixation technique involving glutaraldehyde/alcian blue resulted in the observation of a three-layered cell wall. Isolate ID-Y has an ultrastructure similar to that of other mycobacteria, particularly Mycobacterium phlei and Mycobacterium flavum, which is presently classified as a Xanthobacter species.

PMID:
3655742
DOI:
10.1099/00221287-133-5-1389
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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