Microbacteria
Microbacteria Mi`cro*bac*te"ri*a, n. pl. [NL. See {Micro-}, and {Bacterium}.] (Biol.) In the classification of Cohn, one of the four tribes of Bacteria. [1913 Webster]

Note: In this classification bacteria are divided into four tribes: 1. {Spherobacteria}, or spherical bacteria, as the genus {Micrococcus}. 2. {Microbacteria}, or bacteria in the form of short rods, including the genus {Bacterium}. 3. {Desmobacteria}, or bacteria in straight filaments, of which the genus {Bacillus} is a type. 4. {Spirobacteria}, or bacteria in spiral filaments, as the genus {Vibrio}. [1913 Webster]


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