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A genus of motile, nonsporeforming, aerobic bacteria (family spirillaceae) containing gram-negative, rigid, helical cells which are 0.3 to 1.2 um in diameter. Motile cells contain bipolar fascicles of flagella. There is no growth anaerobically with nitrate. These organisms are chemoorganotrophic and possess a strictly respiratory metabolism; they neither oxidise nor ferment carbohydrates; found in marine environments. There are at present five species in this genus, of which the type species is oceanospirillum linum.

Origin: L. Oceanus, ocean, _ spirillum, coil

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... of similarity, 93.6 to 95.1%) to several important marine bacterial groups, including the genera Pseudomonas, Alteromonas, Pseudoalteromonas, and Oceanospirillum, as well as to cultivated and uncultivated bacterial symbionts associated with marine invertebrates and algae. The results obtained ...

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