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colonize

(kŏl′ə-nīz′)
v. colo·nized, colo·nizing, colo·nizes
v.tr.
1. To form or establish a colony or colonies in.
2. To migrate to and settle in; occupy as a colony.
3. To resettle or confine (persons) in or as if in a colony.
4. To subjugate (a population) to or as if to a colonial government.
v.intr.
1. To form or establish a colony.
2. To settle in a colony or colonies.

col′o·niz′er n.
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001) with a significantly higher number of colonizations occurring in the dark sections (Fig.
The light intensity experiment showed that increasing light intensities increased the number of termite colonizations (Fig.
It is also instructive to examine the colonization rates for AOM versus number of AOM events (nAOM) subjects: p(Spn-nAOM) = 0.
Our study and a previous study in British Columbia (4) suggest that improvement in diagnostic methods would detect increased incidence of NTM, especially of MAC; most isolates identified in these studies were associated with colonization.
One clinical study associated colonization with ampicillin-resistant E.
The conditions that would favor substantial colonization by naturally glycopeptide-resistant species (probably streptomycetes) and persistence of enterococci include high vancomycin concentrations in the gastrointestinal tract.
In contrast to the decreasing trend in prevalence of TB during the study period, the annual incidence of pulmonary NTM disease and colonization increased significantly over time (p<0.
01) in each age group differed significantly and that the prevalence of colonization by MAC (p<0.
Infection leading to pneumonia and colonization were induced over a period of 7 days, and samples were obtained from nasopharynges, lungs, and blood of mice as previously described (19,20).
6] CFUs each of EF3030 and the fluoroquinolone-resistant mutant (Phe/Phe or Phe/Tyr) were instilled into the nares as described for the colonization model (20).
maltophilia infection or colonization and incidence as determined by molecular typing, ribotyping, and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE); b) the age distribution of acquisition of S.
maltophilia colonization in CF patients was considered persistent if positive cultures were obtained for [is greater than] 6 months, regardless of bacterial counts.