myxobacteria

Definitions of myxobacteria
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n bacteria that form colonies in self-produced slime; inhabit moist soils or decaying plant matter or animal waste

Synonyms:
gliding bacteria, myxobacter, myxobacterium, slime bacteria
Type of:
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria
a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella

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