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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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It had given negative result for endospore staining and motility test but was found to be gram positive bacteria through gram staining (Table 1) and its colony was appeared as off-white, large sized, smooth/elevated and wet.
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5-1 mm in (1-2 mm in dia) dia) Catalase Test Negative Negative Positive Endospore Negative Negative Negative staining Motility Test Non motile Non motile Motile Indole Test Negative Negative Positive Nitrate Test Negative Negative Positive [H.
Nevertheless, occasional reports of more severe form of diarrhoeal type of illnesses, ubiquitous presence and heat-stable endospore forming nature of the organism underscore the significance of the organism.
The endospore germinates in macrophages of the skin and toxin production results in small, red, raised skin lesions (Figure 3-10).
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Bacterial colonies isolated from the nutrient agar with metal supplementations were morphologically characterized through their cultural characteristics, Gram staining, endospore staining, and biochemical characterization.
Multiple methods exist for the diagnosis of coccidioidal infection, including microscopic detection of endospore containing spherules within tissue or fluid samples, molecular detection using nucleic acid amplification with polymerase chain reaction, cultures on fungal or bacterial media, and serologic testing.
The endospore concentration of the bacterial suspension was adjusted using a Neubauer chamber to 1x[10.
It forms a unique type of resting cell called an endospore that remains dormant until the environment becomes favorable.
Molecular and biochemical characterization of a highly stable bacterial laccase that occurs as a structural component of the Bacillus subtilis endospore coat.