Spores


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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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Kalia and Aiichiro Nakano used computer-based models to identify mechanisms or "strategies" used by bacterial spores to evade attack from extreme temperatures, chemicals and radiation.
Aylor's "Aerial Dispersal of Pollen and Spores" is a unique, valuable, and comprehensive reference covering the many complex factors and effects encompassing the movement of spores through the air.
botulinum spores exist in raw food materials before they are processed.
In a practical arrangement, wouldn't the spores either quickly rot or become contaminated?
In numerous regions, these conditions occur when there is no susceptible host tissue available and the spores do not survive once released in absence of susceptible host tissue.
The spores can live for years in soil, but people can only get anthrax if they come into contact with the spores in one of three ways.
Temperatures between 18 and 25[degrees]C are ideal for germination of spores of Glomus versiforme, whereas temperatures above 35[degrees]C or below 15[degrees]C are detrimental (SIQUEIRA; HUBBELL, 1985).
Scientists at The Ohio State University set out to enhance the lethality of PATP against pressure- and heat-resistant spores of B.
Millions of mould spores get airborne during the day and because spores are much smaller than pollen grains they get inhaled into the depths of the lung.
Harvested spores from an actively growing culture were immobilized by mixing 80g of the harvested spores with a 1% w/v sterile alginate solution and gelled into beads by dropping the suspension into 15g Ca[Cl.