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Posted on 08/11/2013


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Leptothrix discophora 1

Leptothrix discophora 1
Biofilm of Leptothrix discophora, an iron-metabolizing bacterium. Lobdell Creek, Alexandria, Ohio.

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James Ruddy
James Ruddy
It looks like what was left over on the ground after my dad changed the oil in his car. Very interesting.
3 years ago.
JC of Ohio
JC of Ohio
Years ago, before I knew what this was, I thought the iridescence and precipitated iron oxide were coming from a buried car that was leaking oil.
3 years ago.
James Ruddy
James Ruddy
That would have been my guess too. I didn't know bacteria did such strange stuff as this.
3 years ago.