Myxococcus

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Myxococcus
M. xanthus development.png
Fruiting bodies of Myxococcus xanthus
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Myxococcus

Thaxter 1892
Type species
Myxococcus fulvus
Species
Myxococcus flavescens
Myxococcus fulvus
Myxococcus macrosporus
Myxococcus stipitatus
Myxococcus virescens
Myxococcus xanthus
Myxococcus coralloides
Myxococcus disciformis

Myxococcus is a genus in the Myxococcaceae family. Myxococci are Gram-negative, spore-forming, chemoorganotrophic, obligate aerobes. They are elongated rods with rounded or tapered ends, and they are nonflagellated.

Sources[edit]

"Myxococcus - Information on Myxococcus - Encyclopedia of Life." Encyclopedia of Life. Encyclopedia of Life, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2014.