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