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endospore

 [en´do-spor]
1. a thick-walled body formed within the vegetative cells of certain bacteria (e.g., Bacillus, Clostridium, Sarcina) that can withstand adverse environmental conditions for prolonged periods; under favorable conditions it will germinate to form a vegetative bacterium.
2. an asexual fungal spore produced within the hyphae or cell, as in a spherule of Coccidioides immitis or in a sporangium.

en·do·spore

(en'dō-spōr),
1. A resistant body formed within the vegetative cells of some bacteria, particularly those belonging to the genera Bacillus and Clostridium.
2. A fungus spore borne within a cell or within the tubular end of a sporophore as in the spherule of Coccidioides immitis.
[endo- + G. sporos, seed]

endospore

(ĕn′də-spôr′)
n.
1. The inner layer of the wall of a spore.
2. An asexual spore developed within a cell, as that formed by some bacteria.

en·do·spore

(en'dō-spōr)
1. A body formed within the vegetative cells of some bacteria, particularly those belonging to the genera Bacillus and Clostridium.
2. A fungus spore borne within a cell or within the tubular end of a sporophore, as in the spherule of Coccidioides immitis.
[endo- + G. sporos, seed]

endospore

a very resistant bacterial SPORE that develops intracellularly by a process called SPORULATION, from a vegetative cell.
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Morphology of cells of pure cultures of isolates was observed microscopically (1000x) at 6 h-48 h, after inoculating into broth followed by Gram staining, capsule staining (Maneval's method), and endospore staining (Schaeffer and Fulton method) according to standard procedures [13].
Standard microbiological protocols were performed without modification (Leboffe and Pierce, 2010): Simple stain, negative stain, Gram stain, endospore stain, capsule stain (Hiss Method), wet mount, aerotolerance, inoculation on eosin-methylene blue agar, catalase activity, oxidase activity (BBL DrySlide, Becton Dickinson Co.
Coccidioides immitis can be distinguished from Crecurvatusby identifying internal cleavage or endospores and by the lack of budding.
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In discussing bacterial endospores as unique microbial structures, the example of Clostridium botulinum was used.
Controlled challenges were conducted to the extrusion system, comprising low-density polyethylene granulate contaminated with Bacillus atrophacus endospores and Escherichia coli bacterial endotoxin.
It effectively eliminates vegetative bacteria cells, enveloped viruses and fungi, but has a limited effect on Mycobacteria, non-enveloped viruses and bacterial endospores.
Heat-treated homogenates were serially diluted and 2-[micro]L aliquots of each dilution were spot-plated onto NA to estimate the number of in vivo produced endospores.
Antagonistic Effect of the Kefir on Endospores and Vegetative Cells of Bacillus Cereus and Clostridium Perfringens
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