Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.




n. pl. zoo·gloeae (-glē′ē′) or zoo·gloeas also zoo·gleae (-glē′ē′) or zoo·gleas
1. Any of various highly motile, aerobic bacteria of the genus Zoogloea found especially in wastewater, where the cells aggregate into flocculent, gelatinous masses.
2. A mass of such bacteria or other bacteria.

zo′o·gloe′al adj.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
This biopolymer is an exopolyssacharide obtained by bacterial synthesis of Zoogloea sp., from sugarcane molasses (Paterson-Beedle et al.).
Relative abundance of assigned taxonomy A4 A5 A6 Jeotgalibacillus 102 456 6 Granulicatella 8 36 202 Pelomonas 163 73 51 Lachnobacterium 106 79 47 Haemophilus 104 71 20 Peptostreptococcaceae Incertae sedis 8 52 47 Thioalkalispira 47 31 24 Zoogloea 44 19 16 Anaeromusa 39 25 14 Prevotella 21 13 15 Parasporobacterium 20 15 11 Sporobacterium 9 15 11 Note: Table made from bar graph.
These bacteria are of beneficial agricultural importance and belong to the genera Acetobacter, Acinetobacter, Alcaligenes, Arthrobacter, Azoarcus, Azospirillum, Azotobacter, Bacillus, Beijerinckia, Burkholderia, Derxia, Enterobacter, Gluconacetobacter, Klebsiella, Ochrobactrum, Pseudomonas, Rhodococcus, Serratia, Zoogloea, etc (Singh et al., 2011).
Investigations were carried out on the following bacteria: Zoogloea ramigera [128], Bacillus sp.
But when pH value was higher than 9, the degradation rate decreased; this was because when pH was greater than 9, zoogloea viscous substances disintegrated, leading to decrease significantly.