Chapter 11b - The (beta) Proteobacteria Often use nutrients...

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Unformatted text preview: The (beta) Proteobacteria Often use nutrients that diffuse away from areas of anaerobic decomposition of organic matter Can utilize hydrogen gas, ammonia, and methane for energy Thiobacillus Chemoautotroph, oxidize sulfur: H 2 S SO 4 2 Zoogloea Slimy masses in aerobic sewage-treatment processes The (beta) Proteobacteria Sphaerotilus- - Chemoheterotoph- form hollow filamentous sheaths- polar flagella - problem in sewage Spirillum Chemoheterotroph Large, areobic Helical with polar flagella Neisseria Chemoheterotroph aerobic cocci N. meningitidis Meningococcal meningitis N. gonorrhoeae The (beta) Proteobacteria Bordetella Chemoheterotroph, aerobic rods B. pertussis - whooping cough Burkholderia Previously grouped with Pseudomonas B. cepacia Nosocomial infections Grow in disinfectant solutions Metabolize respiratory secretions of cystic fibrosis patients The (beta) Proteobacteria The...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2008 for the course BIOLOGY 380 taught by Professor Littlejohn during the Spring '06 term at University Of Southern Mississippi .

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Chapter 11b - The (beta) Proteobacteria Often use nutrients...

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