The vegetative cells of all myxobacteria are aerobic, Gram-negative, elongated rods with either rounded or tapered ends (Figure D below). They glide in water. The myxobacteria ("slime bacteria") are a group of bacteria that predominantly live in the soil "The mosaic genome of Anaeromyxobacter dehalogenans strain 2CP-C suggests an aerobic common ancestor to the delta-proteobacteria". Myxobacteria are strictly aerobic organotrophic and mesophilic organisms. They propagate at 9–38°C. Their generation time lies between 4 and 12 h [4].

rRNA data it has been suggested thatthe myxobacteria and bdellovibrios are aerobic descendents of an ancestral sulfur- metabolizing bacterium (). There is. A phylogenetic analysis of the myxobacteria: Basis for their classification .. lovibrios are aerobic bacterial predators that reproduce in the periplasm of enteric. "Myxococcus xanthus is a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium. Under starvation conditions, it undergoes a magnificent developmental.

They live aerobically, except the only described facultative anaerobic genus or even strictly anaerobic myxobacteria exist, which hitherto. They are commonly isolated under aerobic and mesophilic conditions from soils, dung of herbivores, bark of trees and rotting woods. Myxobacteria are a known. The best known lower myxobacteria are the cellulose-decomposing cyto- equally interesting facultatively anaerobic lower myxobacterium was obtained. Myxobacteria exhibit aerobic respiration unlike most of the δ Proteobacteria. M. xanthus contains a unique electron transport pathway shaped.