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showing the beginnings


Plate I. Spirosoma ferrugineum, showing the beginnings of conidia-formation.
(cropped from page)
illustrating David Ellis. "A Preliminary Notice of Five New Species of Iron-Bacteria." Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 28 (1908) : 338-342 + three plates
Stanford copy, no date of digitization

a "preliminary notice" of some new species of iron-bacteria," found during the author's investigation of the "iron-water of Scotland, England, and Wales."

brings to mind loops, vast ensembles of.

21 February 2014
tags: David Ellis; iron; iron-bacteria; Philokinetes