write explanatory notes on the common characteristics of planctomycetes
Planctomycetes are the phylum of aquatic bacteria that are found in brackish, marine and fresh water.
Planctomycetes reproduce by budding. They are ovoid and have a holdfast at tip of cylindrical extension of its structure.
They lack peptidoglycan and murein in their cell wall, instead walls are made up of glycoproteins.
Planctomycetes have distinctive morphology with paryphoplasm( ribosome free space), pirellulosome (ribosome containing space) and nucleoid.
They are also distinctive in their molecular structure as they have two conserved signature indels.
Planctomycetes life cycle involves alterations between sessile and flagellated swarmer cells.
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