bacterial spore

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bac·te·ri·al spore

(bak-tērē-ăl spōr)
A qui-escent form of some bacteria that is resistant to environmental stress and difficult to destroy.

bacterial spore,

n a bacteria that, because of its thick outer wall, is easily able to survive in hostile environments otherwise not conducive to bacterial growth and reproduction.
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The manner in which the dissociation equilibrium shifted under pressure and temperature played a decisive role in inactivating bacterial spores.
Caption: Expand and flex: Energycan be captured from bacterial spores with an absorbent cortex layer (left) that swells when wet.
In the experiment, they slathered bacterial spores on one side of a sheet of rubber,a dn when the sheet dried it curled up.
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Microscope examination of wet mounts from these insects revealed that all of the dead larvae contained numerous uniform, highly refractive particles reminiscent of bacterial spores.
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