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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As such, optimizing the technique and assuring the destruction of bacterial spores with any degree of certainty has been a challenge for public health authorities and defense agencies.
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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Their research revealed that PATP-induced inactivation of bacterial spores could be enhanced in this manner, and this approach could be one way to process low-acid foods using less severe heat and pressure conditions.
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.
Chapters on modeling and simulation discuss direct calculation of survival ratio and isothermal time equivalent in heat preservation processes, new kinetic models for inactivation of bacterial spores, modeling heat transfer in thermal processing, heat transfer in rotary processing of canned liquid/particle mixtures, numerical model for ohmic heating of foods, and computational fluid dynamics.
According to research, the build up of bacterial spores in the air-vents can cause health problems, particularly for those already suffering from asthma, when the system is finally used again.
According to research, the build-up of bacterial spores in the air vents can cause health problems, particularly for those already suffering from asthma, when the system is finally used again.
Certain bacterial spores lie dormant in cold, dry and airless conditions for millions of years and become activated in favourable conditions.
The ultrasonic lysis method developed by Cepheid elegantly addresses these problems, even for the most recalcitrant target organisms such as mycobacteria, staphylococci, and bacterial spores.
Infection begins when bacterial spores present in the soil are eaten.