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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Genus of aerobic, motile, gram-negative bacteria, obligately parasitic on other gram-negative bacteria; occurring in soil and water around the world.
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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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