Methylobacterium rhodesianum - rod / pleomorphic, methylotroph (prokaryote)
Copyright 2006 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Caption: Methylobacterium rhodesianum - rod or pleomorphic (branched), aerobic, facultative, methylotrophic bacterium (PPFM). M. rhodesianum is found in all environments and has been recently isolated from soil dust, fresh water, lake sediments, leaf surfaces, plant nodules, rice grains and hospital environments. It can be easily isolated from any freshwater environment where dissolved oxygen exists. It has the ability to utilize methane as the sole carbon source. It characteristically produces polyhydroxybutyrate (polyhydroxybutyric acid). Magnification*: x3,200 Type: SEM
*(Magnifications are based on a 35mm slide image of 24mm in the narrow dimension.)