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Description of Spirillum volutans

Spirillum volutans (EHRENBERG,1832).Helical shape.Gram negative.Chemoorganotrophic.Microaerophilic.Strictly respiratory metabolism. Bipolar tufts of flagella.Contains poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate granules.Does not oxidize or ferment carbohydrate.Does not hydrolyze casein,starch or hippurate.Freshwater habitat. 

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