filamentous bacteria


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filamentous bacteria

Bacteria that take the form of branching filaments resembling the hyphae of fungi. The most important group is that of the Actinomycetales , which cause ACTINOMYCOSIS.
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Segmented filamentous bacteria are indigenous intestinal bacteria that activate intraepithelial lymphocytes and induce MHC class II molecules and fucosyl asialo GM1 glycolipids on the small intestinal epithelial cells in the ex-germ-free mouse.
Objective: Recently, a novel type of long, filamentous bacteria has been discovered, which are capable of guiding electrical currents over centimeter distances.
Research note: isolation of two filamentous bacteria associated with enteritis in turkey poults.
are aerobic, grampositive, partial acid-fast, filamentous bacteria and ubiquitous environmental saprophytes responsible for granulomatous or suppurative infections (RIBEIRO et al.
2002) (30) have revealed that at low to moderate range ([much greater than] 5000 mg/l) of MLSS concentration, more presence of filamentous bacteria can reduce the severity of filter clogging in the coarse pore (50-200mm) filtration activated sludge process.
In the molasses treatment, there was a positive relationship between coccoid bacteria adhered to the bioflocs and production time, while in the dextrose treatment this relationship occurred with increasing density of filamentous bacteria.
An ultrasound (US)-guided percutaneous biopsy of the mass revealed a chronic organizing abscess with filamentous bacteria on GMS stain consistent with an actinomycosis abscess.
When the causative agent for Mycetoma is a fungus, it is termed as Eumycetoma and when it is caused by filamentous bacteria, it is termed as Actinomycetoma.
The two groups are the eumyces, or true fungi, and the actinomyces, filamentous bacteria of the order Actinomycetales.
Methane gas is present in all manure pits, and the filamentous bacteria might serve as a stabilizer--something that keeps the bubbles from bursting.
Yoram Elitser, Department of Pediatrics--"Investigate the distribution of segmented filamentous bacteria (SFB) in American children and the presence of SFB with childhood diseases"