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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.


(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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In addition various other genera Agromonas, Alcaligenes, Azotobacter, Burkholderia, Clostridium, Flavobacterium, Xanthobacter and Zoogloea have also been isolated from paddy field soil.
These bacteria are of beneficial agricultural importance and belong to the genera Acetobacter, Acinetobacter, Alcaligenes, Arthrobacter, Azoarcus, Azospirillum, Azotobacter, Bacillus, Beijerinckia, Burkholderia, Derxia, Enterobacter, Gluconacetobacter, Klebsiella, Ochrobactrum, Pseudomonas, Rhodococcus, Serratia, Zoogloea, etc (Singh et al.
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