Rhodoplanes elegans Hiraishi and Ueda
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2. This organism can tolerate brief exposure to oxygen, so the vial may be opened without anaerobic conditions. Aseptically transfer 0.5 ml of medium #1552 to the vial and rehydrate the pellet. Transfer this suspension to a small screw cap test tube, then fill the tube to capacity with #1552 medium. Seal the tube with a screw cap and incubate at room temperature under a tungsten lamp.
3. After two to three days, growth is evident by turbidity and red pigmentation through out the broth. When examined microscopically, the cells appear as rods, in singles and pairs that are motile. Once good growth has been obtained the culture should be transferred to fresh broth, using a 20% inoculation. This culture also grows on Brain Heart Infusion Agar in the dark.
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Hiraishi A, Ueda Y. Rhodoplanes gen. nov., a new genus of phototrophic bacteria including Rhodopseudomonas rosea as Rhodoplanes roseus comb. nov. and Rhodoplanes elegans sp. nov.. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 44: 665-673, 1994.