BETA-PROTEOBACTERIA ( β -PROTEOBACTERIA) —often use nutrient substances that diffuse away from decomposing organic matter but several pathogens are in this group a. Thiobacillus —use sulfur in energy production b. Spirillum —spiral shape, live in water and are motile by polar flagella. They are relatively large and aerobic. c. Sphaerotilus —sheathed bacteria found in fresh water and sewage. They form a hollow sheath and live inside. This can clog sewage plants. d. Burkholderia —this is a recently classified genus, split off from Pseudomonas . Organisms are motile by flagella and aerobic. B. cepacia can break down a great variety of organic compounds
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.