Cytophaga


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Cytophaga

[sī′täf·ə·gə]
(microbiology)
A genus of bacteria in the family Cytophagaceae; cells are unsheathed, unbranched rods or filaments and are motile; microcysts are not known; decompose agar, cellulose, and chitin.
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Genome sequence of the cellulolytic gliding bacterium Cytophaga hutchinsonii', Applied and environmental microbiology, 2007; 73: 3536-46.
Las muestras fueron sembradas por triplicado en medio Tripticasa Soya Agar (TSA), Agar Cytophaga y Middlebrook 7H9.
Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with sequencespecific probes suggests that the most abundant groups of bacteria on biofilms inductive to the coral Acropora micropthalma are [gamma]-proteobacteria, [alpha]-proteobacteria, and Cytophaga (Webster et al.
The fouling-release performance of the coatings was tested using a number of diverse marine organisms including bacteria (Halomonas pacifica and Cytophaga lytica), sporelings (young plants) of the green macroalga (Ulva linza), diatom ((microalga) Navicula incerta), and barnacle (Amphibalanus amphi-trite).
Although experimental and climatic conditions differed considerably in each study some general trends have indicated that Gram negative Proteobacteria and Cytophaga Flavobacterium-Bacteriodes group dominate during bioremediation and density shift with time to this group (Kaplan and Kitts, 2004).
Early lesions were aseptically inoculated for culture on Cytophaga Agar (CA) medium.
Con el fin de aislar al patogeno se realizaron disecciones asepticas de los peces para obtener muestras de liquido ascitico del peritoneo, forunculos, raspado de las ulceraciones cutaneas, maceracion de organos internos (bazo, higado, rinon) y agallas; las cuales fueron sembradas en el Agar Cytophaga Modificado segun Anaker & Ordal (AOA) (1959) (triptona 0,5%; acetato de sodio 0,02%; extracto de levadura 0,05%, extracto de carne 0,05% y agar 1,5%) y Agar Tripticasa Soya (TSA).
Further, bacteria such as Cytophaga were more associated with soil tightly bound to barley roots, compared with Pseudomonas which were associated with the loosely bound soil (Olsson and Persson 1999).
These bacteria, including Cytophaga species and Pseudomonas carrageenovora, are of marine origin; it is unknown whether the human microbial flora can perform similar hydrolysis reactions (36-40,134).