from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A family of bacteria living mostly in soils and on dung; called also Polyangiaceae.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An order of Schizomycetes.
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- n. bacteria living mostly in soils and on dung
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In 1892, however, Thaxter rediscovered it and showed its bacterial nature, founding for it and some allied forms the group Myxobacteriaceae.
Myxobacteriaceae suggests a relationship with the Myxomycetes.
Observations on the Myxobacteriaceae, "_ibid. _ vol.xxiii. (1897), p. 395, and" Notes on the Myxobacteriaceae, "_ibid. _ vol.xxxvii. (1904), p. 405;
Botanik_, by permission of Gustav Fischer.] _Myxobacteriaceae.