The cells of Desmanthos are colorless and unbranched. It has straighter filaments that are thicker at the base than at the top. Filaments are bundled, and the basic part of the bundle is surrounded by a transparent glial sheath of varying thickness. Filament bundles are fixed by anchors or partially embedded in mud. Desmanthos reproduce by filamentary lobes or longitudinal separation of filamentous bundles. Its mobility is controversial.
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Figure 1. Desmanthos.(M. P. Starr, et al.; 2015)
The filaments of Desmanthos thiocrenophilum are 50-160 micrometers long, about 0.5 micrometers at the top of the filaments, and up to 1.5 micrometers in diameter at the base. There is a cone-shaped basal cell at the base of the filament. The diameter of the cells in the middle of the filament was relatively uniform, and its length was 4 times longer than its width. The bacterium has bundles of 7-10 filaments. At the base of the sheath, the thickness of the bundle is 6-8μm, and the tips of the filaments are spread out. The cells are colorless with clear protoplasm, possibly distinguishable centroplasm and slightly dark ectoplasm. Cells have no gas vacuole. Under natural conditions, found in the sulfur spring of Kemir, Latvia.
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