Filamentous iron oxidizing bacterium (Leptothrix sp.)
Copyright 2000 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Caption: Filamentous iron-oxidizing bacterium (Leptothrix sp.). Leptothrix is a chemolithotrophic prokaryote that forms dense rope-like threads that grow in fresh water on the surface of submerged rocks. Often the ends of the filaments are seen protruding from the rope-like threads. The delicate threads are golden brown in color. Magnification*: x400 Type: SEM
*(Magnifications are based on a 35mm slide image of 24mm in the narrow dimension.)