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.
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* Verifying that pressure offers no protection from heat for bacterial spores;
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.
Also Tetanus is included; this disease would be the most likely thing your horse may be exposed to as the bacterial spores that cause the disease survive in the soil for a long time.
This method has been considered equal to sterilization, which extends shelf life of foods due to its ability to inactivate bacterial spores at reduced heat and preserve desirable functional properties of foods better than conventional thermal processing.
This UV-C energy passes through the cell walls of bacteria, viruses and bacterial spores. The DNA, RNA, and proteins inside the microorganism absorb this intense UV-C energy.
Bacterial Spores. TERS analysis was performed on Bacillus subtilis (B.
USP says that a 3 log reduction is the norm, with a 2 log reduction for bacterial spores. This reduction is particularly difficult to achieve for spores since only a 1 log or even 1.5 log is usually attainable, which is likely to suffice for a pharmaceutical cleanroom, except in the case of unusually high contamination with spores.
Microbiologists summarize the current understanding of bacterial spores, integrating several decades of research about the process of spore formation in the model organism </B.
Bacterial spores are commonly found in soil (VISSERS et al., 2007) and in animal feed such as corn silage (BUEHNER et al., 2014).
The observed mineral production in time however appeared limited when calcium lactate and bacterial spores were directly added in unprotected form to the concrete mixture, probably due to full integration of the precursor compound in the matrix limiting its access to bacteria.
The process of manufacturing opens the door for fungal and bacterial spores to enter and establish a foothold in a controlled environment.
It is comprised of a package comprising: a first and second compartments; a first composition comprising at least one purified enzyme stored in the first compartment; and a second composition comprising bacterial spores stored in the second compartment, separate from the first composition, wherein the bacterial spores are adapted to produce an enzyme denaturant.