Definition of Myxobacteria

1. Noun. Bacteria that form colonies in self-produced slime; inhabit moist soils or decaying plant matter or animal waste.




Definition of Myxobacteria

1. Noun. (plural of myxobacterium) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myxobacteria

myxamebas
myxamoeba
myxamoebae
myxamoebas
myxedema
myxedemas
myxedematous
myxedemic
myxinid
myxinids
myxinoid
myxinoids
myxo
myxo-
myxobacter
myxobacteria (current term)
myxobacterium
myxochondroepithelioma
myxochondroepitheliomas
myxocyte
myxocytes
myxoedema
myxoedemas
myxoid
myxoma
myxoma virus
myxomas
myxomata
myxomatoses
myxomatosis

Literary usage of Myxobacteria

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1. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by William Dodge Frost, Eugene Franklin McCampbell (1910)
"The myxobacteria are rodlike organisms which are motile and multiply by ... myxobacteria are common in moist places, as on decaying wood or on fungi. ..."

2. Botany, with Agricultural Applications by John Nathan Martin (1920)
"... Bacteria another group of organisms, known as the myxobacteria, is commonly discussed. ... the myxobacteria resemble both the Bacteria and Myxo- cytes. ..."

3. The American Monthly Microscopical Journal by Chas. W. Smiley (1901)
"myxobacteria.—Since the publication of Dr. ... ter'8 excellent account of myxobacteria in 1892, several papers dealing with this interesting group of ..."

4. Botany for Agricultural Students by John Nathan Martin (1919)
"In connection with Bacteria another group of organisms, known as the myxobacteria, is commonly discussed. As the name suggests, the myxobacteria resemble ..."

5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1906)
"Thaxter's group of myxobacteria is the subject of an extensive illustrated article by Quehl in the ..."

6. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1921)
"The first three are the so-called "higher bacteria" and include (1) the myxobacteria, organisms showing a ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The myxobacteria are most easily obtained by keeping at a temperature of 30-35° C. in the dark dung which has lain exposed to the air for at least eight ..."

8. A Text-book of Mycology and Plant Pathology by John William Harshberger (1917)
"... or in groups, seldom arranged in fructification-like masses of definite form, as is the case with the myxobacteria. All cells of the coenobium are alike ..."

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