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cactus

A regionally popular short form for
(1) Peyote, or
(2) Mescaline.

cactus

the common name for members of the family Cactaceae, all of which, with one possible exception (Rhipsalis), are native to the continent of America. Most cacti are XEROPHYTES and succulents, found in deserts which have infrequent but heavy rainfall; cacti are absent from deserts with little or no rainfall. Epiphylum species and their relatives are found in rain forests and are chiefly EPIPHYTES. Cacti are distinguished from other succulents by having an areole, a pin-cushion type of structure from which wool, spines, new shoots and flowers develop. Other succulents do not possess an areole even though spines may be present.
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Three species of bacteria were isolated and these are Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus cereus.
2011, "Identification and characterization of Polyhydroxybutyrate producing Bacillus cereus and Bacillus mycoides strains," Int.
The case report of rapidly progressive, fatal pneumonia caused by Bacillus cereus producing anthrax lethal toxin and edema toxin represents a landmark achievement in pathology.
In the 25% concentration, Cinnamomum verum and Syzygium aromaticum showed the highest of 19 mm and 14 mm with 11 mm and 14 mm antimicrobial zones against Bacillus cereus and Aspergillus flavus respectively.
cereus obtained from stool specimens were further tested for their motility, endospore formation, followed by species confirmation using biochemical tests with API-50 CHB kit (bioMerieux, La Balme Les Grottes, France).
Purification and characterization of Bacillus cereus protease suitable for detergent industry, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology.
cereus was done by selective plating on polymixinpyruvate-egg yolk-mannitol-bromocresol purple agar (PEMPA) (13).
Comparative analysis of Bacillus anthracis, Bacillus cereus, and related species on the basis of reverse transcriptase sequencing of 16S rRNA.
cereus is not unreasonable, the investigation does not conclusively prove this to be the case.
The class horse in the race is undoubtedly Cereus, and though there are obvious stamina doubts about the four-year-old the easy track should enable him to stay.
The class horse in the race is Cereus, and though there are obvious stamina doubts about the four-year-old the easy track should enable him to stay.