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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culture derived from the cnidarian host corallimorph Rhodactis [Heteractis] lucida, and Cytophaga sp.
Impact of biocontrol strain Pseudomonas fluorescens CHA0 onrhizosphere bacteria isolated from barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) with specialreference to Cytophaga -like bacteria.
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.
patriciarum (Gilbert, 1992; CAA46498.1) and bifuctional xylanase/esterase from Cytophaga hutchinsonii (Xie et al., 2007; YP_677852.1), respectively.
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).
'Genome sequence of the cellulolytic gliding bacterium Cytophaga hutchinsonii', Applied and environmental microbiology, 2007; 73: 3536-46.
Finally, a large group of bacteria constituted by Cytophaga-Flavobacterium-Bacteroidetes (hereinafter Cytophaga), which are important in biopolymer degradation, has also been reported in freshwater systems (Lemarchand et al., 2006).