Strains of , the type species of the genus , have not been satisfactorily preserved in the past except by serial transfer. Long-term preservation of such strains can be achieved in liquid nitrogen by the use of dimethyl sulfoxide and a low-salt suspending medium. Glycerol is not satisfactory as a cryoprotective agent.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...



  1. Caraway B. H., Krieg N. R. 1972; Uncoordination and recoordination in Spirillum volutans. Can. J. Microbiol 18:1749–1759
    [Google Scholar]
  2. Editorial Board of the Judicial Commission of the International Committee on Nomenclature of Bacteria. 1966; International code of nomenclature of bacteri. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol 16:459–490
    [Google Scholar]
  3. Hylemon P. B., Wells J. S. Jr, Bowdre J. H., MacAdoo T. O., Krieg N. R. 1973; Designation of Spirillum volutans Ehrenberg 1832 as type species of the genus Spirillum Ehrenberg 1832 and designation of the neotype strain of S. volutans. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol 23:20–27
    [Google Scholar]
  4. Hylemon P. B., Wells J. S. Jr, Krieg N. R., Jannasch H. W. 1973; The genus Spirillum: a taxonomic study. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol 23:340–380
    [Google Scholar]

Data & Media loading...

Most cited this month Most Cited RSS feed

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error