Myxobacteria are known to occur in the aquatic environment,
however, little information is available regarding the taxonomy of
these organisms. This investigation was initiated in an attempt to
classify a group of fresh water cytophagas on the basis of biochemical
and physiological as well as cultural and morphological characteristics.
During the eighteenth century, diagrams increasingly became an important aspect of scientific inquiry. Diagrams employed simplification as a strategy for representing complex information, played a role in standardizing scientific language, and served as instruments of reason to think through and communicate problems and findings in mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, natural...