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Description of Beggiatoa alba

Type species of the genus, usually regarded as the sole species but molecular evidence suggest that there may be considerable diversity within the genus. There is also morphological diversity, with various sizes of filaments, the largest being about 200 microns in diameter. Initially isolated from freshwater, not autotrophic.
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Type Information

Lectotype for Beggiatoa alba (Vauch.) Trevison
Catalog Number: US 144628
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): J. B. G. M. Bory
Locality: Chaufontaine., Doubs Department, France, Europe
  • Lectotype: Vaucher, J. P. 1803. Hist. Conf. d'Eau Douce. 198.; Drouet, F. 1968. Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Monogr. 15: 319.
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