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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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).
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).
1 Table 4: Cytophaga lytica biofilm retraction and removal, Halomonas pacifica biofilm removal, and Balanus amphitrite reattached adhesion New array C.