zooglea


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zo·o·gloe·a

also zo·o·gle·a  (zō′ə-glē′ə)
n. pl. zo·o·gloe·ae (-glē′ē′) or zo·o·gloe·as also zo·o·gle·ae (-glē′ē′) or zo·o·gle·as
1. Any of various highly motile, aerobic bacteria of the genus Zoogloea found especially in wastewater, where the cells aggregate into flocculent, gelatinous masses.
2. A mass of such bacteria or other bacteria.

[zoo- + New Latin gloea, gum (from Medieval Greek gloia, glia, gum, glue, from Greek gloios).]

zo′o·gloe′al adj.

zo•o•gle•a

or zo•o•gloe•a

(ˌzoʊ əˈgli ə)

n., pl. -gle•as or -gloe•as, -gle•ae or -gloe•ae (-ˈgli i)
a jellylike mass of microorganisms.
[1875–80; zoo- + New Latin gloea gum < Greek gloía glue]
zo`o•gle′al, adj.
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Various diazotrophs were isolatedfrom rice roots and its rhizosphere, and were found to belong to the genera Azospirillum, Azotobacter, Flavobacterium, Pseudomonas, Xanthomonas, and Zooglea (Malik et al.