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Siderocapsa belongs to iron bacteria. Every colony of Siderocapsa cells build a brown gelatinous annulus which give shelter. They gain energy by oxidizing dissolved ferrous iron or/and manganese. The metabolite ferric oxide is insoluble, and appears as brown deposit in the gelatinous slime.

Sample from a little creek near Kiel. This image was taken using Zeiss Universal with Olympus C7070 CCD camera.

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Place name: Eider near Achterwehr (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)  
 
Latitude: 54,308254     Longitude: 9,953706
 




Siderocapsa gehört zu den Eisenbakterien. Jede Kolonie von Siderocapsa-Zellen bauen einen braunen, gallertigen Schutzring. Durch Oxidation von gelöstem Eisen oder/und Mangan gewinnen sie Energie. Der Metabolite Eisen- und Manganoxyd sind unlöslich und erscheinen als brauner Niederschlag in der Gallerte.
 
Probe aus einem kleinen Bach in der Nähe von Kiel. Mikrotechnik: Zeiss Universal, Kamera: Olympus C7070.

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