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Spores

A state of "suspended animation" that some bacteria can adopt when conditions are not ideal for growth. Spores are analogous to plant seeds and can germinate into growing bacteria when conditions are right.
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botulinum needs, and which must act together for the spores to germinate in response to the correct stimulus, such as the presence of a nutrient amino acid.
They intend to test this in the long run and expect that, if needed, common chemical treatments could help keep the spores spotless.
the atmospheric dispersal of algae and fern spores across the island of Oahu, Hawaii, Pp.
People who develop anthrax through inhaling spores can develop flu-like symptoms, such as sore throat, fatigue and muscle aches.
The SARC SPORE is a highly innovative approach for integrating translational and clinical study of an orphan malignancy that has historically been under-funded and under-studied," said Raphael E.
No significant germination of spores was detected by the scientists.
Authors of the earlier study said their finding "might provide new tools to combat mycobacterial diseases such as tuberculosis by preventing the disease itself and/or its transmission by spores.
By using a camera that captures 250,000 frames per second, the researchers were able to watch how the fungus shoots out its spores like a miniature squirt gun.
As the water receded, concerns related to air quality emerged--specifically, aerosolization of mold spores and endotoxin.
If cellular components could be obtained from spores of individual sporangia, it would not be necessary to culture the fungus.