gliding bacteria


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Noun1.gliding bacteria - bacteria that form colonies in self-produced slime; inhabit moist soils or decaying plant matter or animal waste
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
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Socransky, "Capnocytophaga: new genus of Gram-negative gliding bacteria. II.
To the Editor: The genus Chitinophaga, first described by Sangkhobol and Skerman in 1981, belongs to the phylum Bacteroidetes (formerly the Cytophaga-Flexibacter-Bacteroides group), which includes filamentous, chitinolytic, gliding bacteria that transform into spherical bodies upon aging (1).