Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus


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Bdel·lo·vib·ri·o bacteriovorus

an unusual species of obligatory aerobic, gram-negative, comma-shaped bacterium that penetrates the cell walls and infects other gram-negative species of bacteria. It is used extensively for research purposes, primarily in genetic recombinant studies; not known to be a human pathogen.

Bdel·lo·vib·ri·o bac·ter·i·o·vo·rus

(del'ō-vib'rē-ō bak-tēr-ē-ō-vōr'ŭs)
An unusual species of obligatory aerobic, gram-negative, comma-shaped bacteria that penetrates the cell walls and infects other gram-negative species of bacteria. It is used extensively for research purposes, primarily in genetic recombinant studies; not known to be a human pathogen.