[skiz-oh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet, skit-soh-]
- any of numerous microorganisms of the subkingdom (or phylum) Schizophyta, kingdom Monera, comprising the bacteria.
Origin of schizomycete
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A genus of schizomycetes, the most important group of bacteria.
A genus of schizomycetes in which the cocci are arranged in strings or in chains.
Saccardo also included about 400 species of Myxomycetes and 650 of Schizomycetes.
This ranges the Myxomycetes, in origin at least, near the Schizomycetes.The North American Slime-Moulds
Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
There are two pretty well-marked orders,—the blue-green slimes (Cyanophyceæ) and the bacteria (Schizomycetes).Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany
Douglas Houghton Campbell
- (formerly) any microscopic organism of the now obsolete class Schizomycetes, which included the bacteria
- A class of unicellular or noncellular organisms that lack chlorophyll, comprise all the bacteria, and are prokaryotes, although formerly classified as fungi.fission fungi
- A member of the Schizomycetes; a bacterium.
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