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Diagnostic features

Filamentous bacteria forming red-brown fluffy growths. The filaments may be too narrow to see the cell walls, even with a light microscope.

Typical habitats

Slow flowing waters where there is a source of iron


Kingdom Bacteria
Phylum Proteobacteria
Class Betaproteobacteria
Order Burkholderiales
Family Comamonadaceae
Common name Iron bacteria