Scanning electron micrograph showing the surface appearance of colonies of L. mirabilis ACM 3763. - Source:2Aerobic heterotroph
Lautropia are aggregate forming, fermenters 3. They are facultatively anaerobic and fermenters of glucose, fructose, maltose and sucrose 3. No in situ data of Lautropia in activated sludge has been determined.
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