Cytophaga

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Cytophaga

a GENUS of gliding, non-fruiting BACTERIA, that are important degraders of CELLULOSE in SOIL. Compare MYXOBACTERIA.

Cytophaga

a genus of gram-negative, gliding, rod-shaped bacteria.

Cytophaga columnaria
the cause of columnaris disease in salmonid fish, associated with increased water temperature. Characterized by white necrotic plaques overlaying skin ulcers. Previously called Flexibacter columnaris.
Cytophaga johnsonae
see false columnaris disease.
Cytophaga psychrophila
causes peduncle or cold water disease of Brook trout. Predisposed to by subnormal water temperature.