The cells of Lieskeella are rod-shaped with blunt ends, 0.6x2-3 microns in size, arranged in chains. When stained with methylene blue, bipolar coloration appears. Generally, two cell chains (mycelium) are intertwined with each other into a double helix, surrounded by a pale yellow mucous capsule, often with a large number of small ferric hydroxide particles precipitated. When the precipitate is dissolved with dilute hydrochloric acid, fragments of cell chains and individual bacilli form a regularly shaped band. Cell chains can aggregate in layers, or in more or less solid bundles. The motile mycelium can rapidly detach from its normal environment. The bacteria have a slow but unstoppable movement similar to cyanobacteria.
Figure 1. Lieskeella. (Ghiorse WC, et al.; 1992.)
Originally found in the upper layers of sludge throughout the water city around Alt-Peterhof, Russia. Also observed at a depth of 0.5-1.2 m on the shore of Kristatellevyi Pond in Russia; also found at the mud-water interface of Lake Windermere in England.
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Lieskeella bifida is the most typical type species of Lieskeella, and its characteristics are consistent with the description of the above genus.
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