Asticcacaulis biprosthecum

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Asticcacaulis biprosthecum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alpha Proteobacteria
Order: Caulobacterales
Family: Caulobacteraceae
Genus: Asticcacaulis
Species: A. biprosthecum
Binomial name
Asticcacaulis biprosthecum
Poindexter 1964

Asticcacaulis biprosthecum is a stalked bacterial species phylogenetically closely related to the species Caulobacter crescentus.[1] However, instead of a single polar organelle called the stalk, Asticcacaulis biprosthecum possesses two stalks that are laterally positioned along the cylindrical cell body.[2] The ecological significance of this arrangement is unknown.


  1. ^ Poindexter, JS (Sep 1964). "BIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE CAULOBACTER GROUP". Microbiol. Mol. Biol. Rev. 28 (3): 231–95. PMC 441226Freely accessible. PMID 14220656. 
  2. ^ Pate, JL; Porter JS; Jordan TL. (Nov 1973). "Asticcacaulis biprosthecum sp.nov. Life cycle, morphology and cultural characteristics". Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 39 (4): 569–83. doi:10.1007/bf02578901. PMID 4588538.