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Unformatted text preview: Mycobacterium, Bacillus and others. d. Sulfur granules- bacteria whose metabolism involves oxidizing sulfur may deposit these as an energy reserve. Thiobacillus is an example. e. Carboxysomes-bacteria that use CO 2 as their only carbon source form these granules containing an enzyme required in the process. f. Gas vacuoles- these are adjusted so that the cell that contains them can float at the proper depth in water. g. Magnetosomes- inclusions of iron oxide that act like magnets. Function uncertain, but they apparently can decompose hydrogen peroxide....
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