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Diagnostic features

Colourless filamentous bacterium covered in a tubular sheath, forming pale slimes. The filaments may be too narrow to see the cell walls even with a light microscope.

Typical habitats

Waters heavily contaminated by organic waste


Kingdom Bacteria
Phylum Proteobacteria
Class Betaproteobacteria
Order Burkholderiales
Family Comamonadaceae
Common name Sewage fungus