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Irregular Growth Formations

Diameter:
N/A
Dimensions
N/A
Irregular Growth Formations cropped from 1000x Phase
Irregular Growth Formations cropped from 1000x Phase
Shape:
Variable
Septa:
N/A
Sulfur Granules:
N/A
Sheath:
N/A
Branching:
N/A

Description

Often star-fish-like in appearance. Commonly correlated with chronic stress (various potential causes).

Actinomycetes-Mycolata

Diameter:
.8-1.2 µm
Dimensions
1.0 x 1.0-2.0 µm
Actinomycetes-Mycolata cropped from 1000x Neisser (1)
Actinomycetes-Mycolata cropped from 1000x Neisser (1)
Shape:
Variable
Septa:
Yes - most species Septa is visible
Sulfur Granules:
No
Sheath:
No
Branching:
No

Description

“True branching”. Almost all species in wastewater stain gram positive when healthy.

Haliscomenobacter Filament Morphotype

Diameter:
0.5 µm
Dimensions
N/A
Shape:
SausageIndividual cell not visible
Septa:
No - usually cannot be observed
Sulfur Granules:
No
Sheath:
Yes
Branching:
Yes

Description

Often "pins in a pin cushion". Sheath is often too difficult to see. Usually can't see individual cells. Occasionally small sausage-shaped cells are visible

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