gliding bacteria

gliding bacteria

noun
bacteria that form colonies in a self-produced slime that permits them to glide, mainly inhabiting moist soils, decaying plant matter, animal waste, and rotting tree bark: some species produce brightly colored, funguslike fruiting bodies.
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gliding bacteria

noun
bacteria that form colonies in self-produced slime; inhabit moist soils or decaying plant matter or animal waste [syn: myxobacteria
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