Phase-contrast micrographs of "Leptothrix discophora" strain LMG 8141. Two photographs of the strain are shown to demonstrate the observed variability in cellular morphology depending on growth conditions. False branchings are marked by an arrow. Scale Bar, 10 um. - Source:2Aerobic heterotroph
Aerobic, heterotrophs 2 that have been associated with the bulking in activated sludge WWTPs 3. Cells are straight rods, which may occur singly, in pairs or chains 2. Filamentous colonies may form under certain conditions 2. Oxidation of manganese is typical for bacteria belonging to the genus 2. Nothing is known about the physiology of the genus in situ.
 - NCBI genome database, NCBI id 88 -
 Spring, S., Kampfer, P., Ludvig, W., Schleifer, K.H. (1996) Polyphasic characterisation of the genus Leptothrix: New descriptions of Leptothrix mobilis sp. nov. and Leptothrix discophora sp. nov. nom. Rev. and emended description of Leptothrix cholodnii emend. System. Appl. Microbiol. 19(4): 634-643. - Spring Et Al 1996 -
 Wagner, M., Amann, R., Kampfer, P., Assmus, B., Hartmann, A., Hutzler, P., Springer, N., and Schleifer, K.H. (1994) Identification and in situ detection of Gram-negative filamentous bacteria in activated sludge. System. Appl. Microbiol. 17(3): 405-417. - Wagner Et Al 1994 -