Peloploca Cultivation

Peloploca cells vary in length and have homogeneous or granular protoplasm. The bacteria have (or do not) gas vacuole, and the cells are arranged in uniform filaments. Its filaments have (or without) a glial sheath. There was no constriction or slight constriction at the transverse septum of the filaments, and the cell wall was thin. Filaments form a stiff bundle or flat ribbon when attached sideways together. These structures may be straight, wavy or helical in a plane. It appears to have whiskers at the ends. Filaments are immobile and reproduce by breaking in bundles or ribbons. Peloploca is aquatic and can float freely in water.

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Peloploca undulata

The cell size of Peloploca undulata is 1x6-10 microns. Cells form filaments without constricting at the diaphragm. The resulting ribbons were up to 10 microns wide and 150 microns long. Bands are usually single, occasionally multiple. Its cells are colorless with a homogeneous protoplasm and a central gas vacuole. Found in deep freshwater ponds and lake bottom sludge layers.

Peloploca CultivationFigure 1. Peloploca undulata.(Mortimer P. Starr, et al.; 1999.)

Peloploca fibrata

The cells of Peloploca fibrata are 0.4-0.6x0.4-3.0 microns in size, colorless, with homogeneous protoplasm, and without gas vacuole. The filaments are uniform and easily broken, not constricted or slightly constricted at the inconspicuous transverse septum. Filaments can form stiff ribbons. The ribbon is up to 17 microns wide and 600 microns long, rarely longer than 1 mm. The bacterium's ribbon was initially a single band, and then several bands were occasionally seen. Found in stagnant layers or deep pools of lakes.

Peloploca taeniata

The cell size of Peloploca taeniata is 0.6-1.0x3-10 microns, colorless, with uniform protoplasm and central gas vacuole. The filaments are uniform, with mild but marked constriction at the thick diaphragm. Filaments form ribbons 3-15μm wide, 1-3μm thick and 1 mm long. The shape of the ribbon is flat, straight or slightly helical, flexible and not easily broken. Found in deep fresh and salty water, and in the sludge and stagnant layers of lakes.

Peloploca ferruginea

The cells of Peloploca ferruginea are 0.3-0.5x0.3-1.5 microns in size, colorless, with homogeneous or finely granular protoplasm, without air cells. In the homogeneous filaments, there was mild constriction at the inconspicuous septum. Filaments have a gelatinous and often rust-colored sheath, 1-1.5μm wide. Filaments can form rigid, curved and helical bundles. The bundle consists of 2-7 filaments, which are more than 300 microns long. Found in the stagnation layer of some eutrophic lakes in Sweden.

Peloploca pulchra

The cells of Peloploca pulchra are 0.4-0.6x0.4-2.4 microns, colorless, with homogeneous or finely granular protoplasm, without air cells. In the uniform filaments, there are often slight constrictions at the inconspicuous septum, and there are colloidal, transparent, or light brown hollow sheaths, the sheath width is 1.5-1.8μm. The 4-5 filaments of the bacteria form hard, regular and slightly curved bundles, the bundle width is 3-20μm, the length is 400μm, the arc length is 30-57μm, and the arc width is 3-20μm. The bacteria reproduce by the breaking of individual bundles. Found in deep freshwater pools, in the sludge layer of nutrient-normal lakes, and in the constant stagnation layer.

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  1. Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology Book Review Int. J. of Syst. Bact.1985, p. 154.
  2. Mortimer P. Starr, et al.; 1999.The Prokaryotes. A Handbook on Habitats, Isolation and Identification of Bacteria. ISBN: 978-3-662-13187-9
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