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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.
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(Microbiology) a mass of bacteria adhering together by a jelly-like substance derived from their cell walls
[C19: zoo- + New Latin gloea glue, from Greek gloia]
ˌzooˈgloeal, ˌzooˈgloeic adj
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An acellular exopolysaccharide biopolymer has been produced from sugarcane molasses through of bacterial synthesis (Zoogloea sp) in the Carpina Experimental Station of Sugarcane/ Rural University of Pernambuco/Brazil, since 1990, composed of different monosaccharides (PatersonBeedle etal., 2000).
Nesse contexto, Sala, Freitas e Silveira (2007), ao avaliarem o efeito da coinoculacao de dois isolados de bacterias diazotroficas (Achromobacter insolitus e Zoogloea ramigera) com duas especies de FMAs (Glomus sp.
Bacteria from which PHA genes are cloned are Paracoccus denitrificans, Rhodobacter capsulatus, Chromobacterium violaceum, Pseudomonas putida BM01, Methylobacterium extorquens, Comamonas acidovorans, Ectothiorhodospirashaposhnikovi, Synechocystis sp., and Zoogloea ramigera, respectively [31].
A total of 12 genera were observed only in the thin-white tongue coating type samples: Pelomonas, Haemophilus, Thioalkalispira, and Zoogloea (Proteobacteria); Jeotgalibacillus, Granulicatella, Lachnobacterium, Peptostreptococcus, Anaeromusa, Parasporobacterium, and Sporobacterium (Firmicutes); and Prevotella (Bacteroidetes).
In addition various other genera Agromonas, Alcaligenes, Azotobacter, Burkholderia, Clostridium, Flavobacterium, Xanthobacter and Zoogloea have also been isolated from paddy field soil.
Capacidade de Inicial] em Sorcao (mg (mg [L.sup.-1]) [g.sup.-1]) Aeromonas caviae 5-350 69,95 Agaricus bisporus 50-125 8,00 Alga verde Spirogyra 5 14,7 Aspergillus niger 400 117,33 Neurospora crassa 250 15,85 Rhizopus arrhizus 25-400 62 Rhizopus arrhizus 125 8,40 Rhizopus nigrificans 50-500 123,45 Saccharomyces cerevisiae 100 4,30 Zoogloea ramigera 25-400 3 Aspergillus ochraceus 50 9,000 Sorventes Referencias Aeromonas caviae [52] Agaricus bisporus [53] Alga verde Spirogyra [54] Aspergillus niger [55] Neurospora crassa [56] Rhizopus arrhizus [57] Rhizopus arrhizus [58] Rhizopus nigrificans [59] Saccharomyces cerevisiae [60] Zoogloea ramigera [61] Aspergillus ochraceus Esta Pesquisa