This group contains no cultured representatives and there is no physiological information from activated sludge species. Enrichment experiments with seawater suggest members of the group are generalists; appearing to utilise several different carbon sources aerobically (acetate, pyruvate, amino acids, glucose and glycolate) 1.
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