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Myxobacteria are typically soil-living, mostly heterotrophic aerobic, Gram-negative rod shaped proteobacteria that exert a unique life-style involving the formation of multicellular fruiting bodies. They produce a diverse range of bioactive secondary metabolites.
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  • slime bacteria
  • fruiting gliding bacteria
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