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Medical Term:

Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus


an unusual species of obligatory aerobic, gram-negative, comma-shaped bacterium that penetrates the cell walls and infects other gram-negative species of bacteria. It is used extensively for research purposes, primarily in genetic recombinant studies; not known to be a human pathogen.

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