Bdellovibrio | definition of Bdellovibrio by Medical dictionary
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a genus of small, gram-negative, rod-shaped or curved, actively motile bacteria that are obligate parasites of certain other gram-negative bacteria, including Pseudomonas, Salmonella, and coliform bacteria.
any microorganism of the genus Bdellovibrio.
Genus of aerobic, motile, gram-negative bacteria, obligately parasitic on other gram-negative bacteria; occurring in soil and water around the world.
Bdellovibrio /Bdel·lo·vib·rio/ (del″o-vib´re-o) a genus of small, rod-shaped or curved, actively motile bacteria that are obligate parasites on certain gram-negative bacteria, including Pseudomonas, Salmonella, and coliform bacteria.
bdellovibrio /bdel·lo·vib·rio/ (del″o-vib´re-o) any microorganism of the genus Bdellovibrio.
Bdellovibrio (dĕl″ō-vĭb′-rē-ō″) [Gr. bdello, leech, + vibrio]
A genus of gram-negative bacteria that parasitize other bacteria by living and reproducing inside them.
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Researchers at the University of Nottingham found that Bdellovibrio reduced the numbers of Salmonella by 90 percent and the birds remained healthy, grew well, and were generally in good condition.
She continued "We think that Bdellovibrio could be particularly useful as a topical treatment for wounds or foot rots but we wanted to know what might happen if it is ingested - either deliberately as a treatment, or by accident.
Subdivision Fantily Genus [alpha]-Proteobacteria Bradyrhizobiaceae Bradyrhizobium Hyphomicrobrobiacae Hyphomicrobium [beta]-Proteobacteria Commamonadaceae Curvibacter Rhodoferax Burkholderiaceae Polynucleobacter Methylophilaceae Methylophilus Neisseriaceae Chitinibacter Rhodocyclaceae Dechloromonas [gamma]-Proteobacteria Aeromonadaceae Aeromonas Enterobacteriaceae Escherichia / Shigella Yersinia Moraxellaceae Acinetobacter Shewanellaceae Shewanella [delta]-Proteobacteria Bdellovibrionaceae Bdellovibrio Acidobacteria Acidobacteriaceae Gp3 Gp4 Gp8 Actinobacteria Microbacteriaceae Cryobacterium Propionibacteriaceae Propionibacterium Bacteroidetes Bacteroidaceae Bacteroides Flavobacteriaceae Cloacibacterium Flavobacterium Chloroftexi Caldifneacea Caldilinea sp.