zooglea


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zo·o·gle·a

(zō'ō-glē'ă),
In bacteriology, an old term for a mass of bacteria held together by a clear gelatinous substance.
[zoo- + G. glia, glue]

zooglea

(zō″ō-glē′ă) [″ + gloios, sticky]
A stage in development of certain organisms in which colonies of microbes are embedded in a gelatinous matrix.
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The paper [78] puts forward several hypotheses to explain the lack of flocculation: firstly, the absence of floc forming microorganisms (such as zoogleas, not found also in the present case, as previously mentioned); secondly, the impossibility to reach the physiological state enabling the flocculation; finally, the establishment of medium conditions interfering with flocculation and coagulation.